(Design) “Calmer Shores” by Michael J Seidlinger

A novella written with social media in mind…

Mellow Pages Library, the indie press mecca, is looking to evolve into its next phase.

The least I could do was pitch in a batch of words, something… anything.  It needed a cover, and the result is what you see here.

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(Promotion) Jacob Perkins is “Leviathan”



Alias/Known As: “Leviathan”

Real name: Jacob Perkins

Number of victims: 30+




~Worked during summer as an experienced commercial fisherman.

~Found other seasons less eventful, even boring.

~Turned to literature for a fitting outlet and escape and quickly used books as a lure.

~Hunted down a half-dozen locations where a fishing rod and 50 Shades of Grey proved to be perfect attractant to people walking the sidewalks.

~When 50 Shades ceased to work, turned to other popular culture reads.

~Baited victims into head-on collisions with incoming vehicles and other hazards before developing a different sort of lure.

~Removed spine of the book and replaced it with spring-loaded device with teeth.

~Victims’ hands gripped as if in a vise, used strength of the altered fishing rod to raise victim up to 8 stories off the ground before subsequent free-fall headfirst.

~When asked about the sheer oddity of his method, responded matter-of-factly, “I’m just as surprised as you are. I didn’t think it would work. The fish are smarter.”


Be Mine


“Peel back the surface layer and you’ll find a dozen more. The pickup game is played on as many levels as there are pickup lines. Now the two young guys are the ones watching, huddled together, unaware of the fact that I am the one that picked up the man, rather than the other way around.  What was said between the two of us remains a closely guarded secret. Like the two young guys, you’ll never know what we shared. When we’re gone, the two young guys read what’s on the scrap of paper: ‘You just witnessed the death of women. You are accessories to their murder.’”




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(Promotion) Matt Nelson is “Incandenza”



Alias/Known As: “Incandenza”

Real name: Matt Nelson

Number of victims: 30+




~Always was a fan of David Foster Wallace but could not stomach the fact that few, if any, that claimed to be DFW fans had completed the author’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest.

~Sought a bookclub wherein readers would be receptive to a critical analysis of the text.

~Failing to find any proper venues, chose to create something thought to be “just as good.”

~Loitered around Fiction sections of local bookstores, watching and waiting for customers to pull a copy of Infinite Jest from the shelves.

~Approached and asked customers outside bookstores pretending to notice off-hand the book, “Infinite Jest, huh, looking forward to reading it?”

~Answers deemed insincere and/or disinterested marked customer as targeted victim.

~Followed targets home, returned later to tie up and bind victim to a chair for subsequent reading.

~Fed page after page of Infinite Jest to victim until demise via strangulation and/or hemorrhaging.


Be Mine


“Though they haven’t yet tried, both have clearly spoiled their chances of meeting a girl tonight. They waste their time with meaningless banter, the fetishization of discussion and debate. I’m observing not because I find them in any away attractive; rather, I’m watching them being watched by a man that I’ve never seen before. He’s eyeing them like they’ve stolen something from him and it’s there, in that glare, that I see a glimpse, something promising. Might he be… But I’m swaying to the music. I’m not supposed to be aware of what happens next: Both of the young guys hold drinks in their hands like lifelines. Sip, gulp, refill. They are dressed in current fashion which does nothing for me but make it easier to lose them in the sea of clubbers looking, acting, smelling, and smiling alike. I have a very specific type.”



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My Pet Serial Killer & The Sky Conducting @ Mellow Pages Library

My Pet Serial Killer & The Sky Conducting @ Mellow Pages Library

Have you heard of Mellow Pages Library, out of NYC? You should. I donated copies of The Sky Conducting and My Pet Serial Killer. Here’s a library that’s exceedingly relevant, its collection of titles encompassing the world of small/indie press. This is the kind of library you want to go to to discover the future of literature and poetry. I’m excited to have a few of my books housed at Mellow Pages.

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