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A Seattle man was recently attacked by another diner with a fork at a restaurant in the International District. When speaking of Seattle, for “international district” read “Asian, mostly Chinese,” as opposed to Hispanic, Pakistani or Luxembourgian. Seattle’s close proximity to Asia explains easily the high proportion of immigrants from that part of the world. If only we could explain why one diner felt compelled to stab another.

Evidently the stabber was unhappy that the stabbee had been dancing earlier with a woman at a nightclub. The four or five online articles culled for this piece pretty much repeated each other without adding much clarification. We don’t know anything about the relationship between the stabber and the mysterious woman, for example, or the woman and the stabbee, except for the suggestion that they danced together at some point. I want to know more.

Like a knife, fork and spoon…

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Once upon a time a fairy fell head over high heels for Eric Burdon in "Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales"" by best selling new Author Sherry Carroll

Scrawny, high school neighborhood misfit Sherry was not glamorous groupie material, just a naive small-town girl who never dreamed hanging around the stage door at rock concerts would get her anything but the occasional autograph. But the stars that came to town had a very different opinion of her wild red curls, sprinkling of freckles, electric energy, and one-hundred-pound dancer’s body that boys never seemed to notice. Backstage, she became the Shiny, Happy Sherry Fairy, a teen queen on the inside of the hotel and dressing room door with a wild side, a wicked wit, and a way with words that flew with the biggest boys in rock and roll–none bigger than Eric Burdon, former front-man of the seminal classic rock British invasion band The Animals, a sexy, charismatic English singer twice her age. Long after she had traded the rock and roll road to ruin for responsibility, respectability, and…

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By Steve Newton

Please, God, don’t let any more of my rock heroes die this year.

Jeff BeckLoud Hailer

The world’s greatest living rock guitarist isn’t resting on his laurels at the age of 72. With Loud Hailer—another term for “megaphone”—Beck delivers a fresh-sounding blast of intense, politically minded rock. His fretwork has never been more creative and mind-blowing.

The Rolling StonesBlue & Lonesome

If this turns out to be the Stones’ final album—hey, nobody lives forever—it will go down as a precious love letter to the blues that spawned them. Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie sound juke-joint-ready on a primo batch of rollicking blues tunes by the likes of Magic Sam, Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon.

Drive-By TruckersAmerican Band

The Truckers have never shied away from politics, but the urgency with which they tackle Trumped-up topics like immigration, Islamophobia, and racial…

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Red Sofa Literary

By Kate Heartfield

I can make money from short stories?

Yep! There are a few ways to do it.

You can sell a collection to a publisher, or self-publish a collection, or self-publish single stories. Some writers have fan bases that support their short fiction through crowd-funding such as Patreon.

But by far the most common way to earn money from short fiction is by selling stories to magazines – in which I include print, online and audio podcasts.

OK, but how much money? Could I earn a living off it?

Nope. Well, probably not. Once upon a time, people say, it was fairly common. Even now, there are whispered rumors, half-remembered tales, of writers who’ve been able to make something roughly equivalent to a minimum-wage income from magazine sales of short fiction. Anthology editors often solicit stories from writers, and some writers are sought after enough that their rates…

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