Hello hello hello, all my fans who live all over the world with a special shout-out to all my fans in India! Guy Hogan is my name and flash fiction is my game. The Old Soldier is reporting for duty.
How’s everyone doing?
The count down for my return to my beat in Little Italy continues. I calculate that I’ll be sitting on my favorite stool at the bar in Armand’s next week on Friday. I should have some fun money on the 27th of this month. But you never know. Something could go wrong. We’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, I’ll continue working on this magazine, promoting it on social media and puttering around the apartment doing those things that I neglect to do when I have beer money in my pockets.
Like today for instance. Yesterday I got an email from the CVS/Pharmacy (I shop there sometimes and I’m on their mailing list) down the street that said I’d been awarded a $4.00 bonus to spend on whatever I wanted to spend it on.
Well, it just so happens that the smoke detector on the wall in my living room/kitchenette started beeping repeatedly a few days ago. I had to remove the 9 volt battery; but the beeping meant I needed a new battery. I’m going to see if my $4.00 bonus will cover the price of a new 9 volt battery.
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This is the Old Soldier reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, a magazine of commentaries, culture, erotic short stories, things Pittsburgh and sex as art and entertainment.