Hello, hello, hello, all you fans of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette who live all over the world with a special hello to all my fans in Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan! Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game.
How’s everyone doing? I hope you’re doing well; but if you’re not doing well I hope my little girlie magazine can bring a little cheer into your life.
I still have a little gout in my left elbow and I can’t figure out what in my diet caused it because my diet hasn’t changed; and maybe that’s it. Maybe my body is saying that I need to change up and not eat the same thing (more or less) over and over again.
But I digress…
I often refer to The Gazette as a “girlie” magazine. I was greatly influenced by the “men’s” magazines of my youth: Playboy, Hustler and Penthouse. But I didn’t want The Gazette to be targeted at men. I wanted women to feel comfortable here, too. And since the magazine features topless women it only seemed logical to refer to The Gazette as a “girlie” magazine.
Anyway, as The Gazette evolved, I found myself taking inspiration from more than just the men’s magazines of my youth. I mean the name of this site is “Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette” for good reason. The site is Pittsburgh centric. At its very core is the flash fiction story. And a gazette is a newspaper.
To make a long story short, I take inspiration from wherever I can get it. Like The Village Voice. This is what Wikipedia has to say about The Village Voice.
The Village Voice is a free weekly 17″ by 11″ format newspaper and news and features website in New York City that features investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts and music coverage, and events listings for New York City. It is also distributed throughout the United States on a pay basis.
This is Guy Hogan reporting from the City of Pittsburgh.
Today the high will be around 19 with a mix of clouds and sunshine.
Hail to Pitt!