Expat Author Interview with Marcus Speh

Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe’s debut short fiction collection Thank you for Your Sperm is out now from MadHat Press! His short fiction, published widely both in print and online magazines, has been nominated and shortlisted for various awards and prizes. In 2013 his debut novel will be published by Folded Word Press. Marcus–who describes himself as […]

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The Real and the Rare — The Phenomenon of the Equaintance

Breakfast in Berlin(Very important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, reload the page. This usually solves the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience. You’d think the adorable people at Blogger would fix this.) I’m a bit hungover. Yes, there was wine, but I’m really talking about the intoxicating events of the past weeks […]

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My Crete

I’m flying to Crete on Saturday. My experience with Greek islands tells me that I should expect the island to be heaped with rocks and chockablock with incredibly friendly waiters. I can’t wait. The bad luck is that I’m leaving an unusually sunny Munich (90 degrees on Saturday) for an island that hasn’t exactly opened […]

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My Year in Stories — 2011 Reloaded

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, try reloading the page. This usually works.) First, if you kept up with my stories in 2011, bless you. Really. I appreciate the encouragement. With 2011 behind us, it’s time to start looking back. Instead of running through my year’s stories chronologically, I’m going to […]

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Blog of the Day? Nothing to Flawnt

Marcus Speh is a machine. In fact, I think he’s probably more than one machine, like Shakespeare was really a group of writers. His blog, Nothing to Flawnt, is but a small part of the online presence of Marcus Speh, the persona we once knew as Finnegan Flawnt. As many of you already know, he’s […]

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New Story at Referential Magazine!

Original art by Jennifer Noel BowerPretty IMBO reader! Here you are again. You’re blessed. Today my story “Husk of Hare” is appearing at Jessie Carty’s Referential Magazine. The tale is based on a Cornish legend that claims young maidens who die shortly after they’re spurned by wicked men come back to haunt the men as […]

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