(Video) Empresa China logró clonar con éxito un gato — El Ciudadano

El Ciudadano Una empresa de Pekín anunció que logró clonar un gato por primera vez en China, un avance científico que podría llevar a clonar otros animales, como los pandas. Hace 21 años, la ciencia logró uno de los hitos más importantes: la clonación. El conejillo de indias fue la oveja Dolly, el primer mamífero…

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Update: September 8, 2019 Odds and Ends

Selfie with Lotus in background near Arkansas Post, September 4, 2019

Yesterday. I continued to unpack. I finally got a small TV working. I can now watch DVD’s in addition to YouTube (DVD’s won’t play on my laptop). I have no TV service as such and really don’t want it. I prefer watching things I find on the Internet such as YouTube, Netflix, Iheartradio, Hulu, etc. I have a bigger TV, that I would like to use for those, but I haven’t been able to find its stand. I am searching through every box. I have some audiobooks that I listen to as I drive. However, I found out when I lived in Chaco Canyon, that it’s very enjoyable to put on an audiobook, turn off the lights, light a few candles and some incense, sit in an easy-chair, chill, and focus on the narrator’s voice. I haven’t done it here yet, but I probably will soon.

Last night, I took a break and went up to Ameca’s in DeWitt. I had the Fajitas Gabriel (pictured). It was terrific.

My allergies started to attack me then and they haven’t relented yet.  I have been battling them all day. I have also been continuing to unpack and watching the X-Files on DVD.

Fajitas Gabriel
Fajitas Gabriel at Ameca Mexican Restaurant
In addition to the usual beef, chicken, and pork, it also has bay scallops, crab (probably imitation), shrimp, and tilapia. The tilapia and skewered shrimp sit on half a grilled onion. In the background are beans, Spanish rice, and lettuce with guacamole.

I haven’t written anything into my manuscript this weekend, but I have come up with an idea for a twist at the end. I am not certain if I will go with it. I am looking for an ending that will be a complete shock. I know there’s a good one out there in the literary ether. I just have to find it.

Haunted by A Gentle Survivor [Review] — BookerTalk

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler It would be hard to find a book on my shelves with a less exciting title than A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler. The synopsis didn’t sound promising either. Which is why this novella remained on those shelves unread for two years. But all assumptions this would be a…

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To Register A Copyright or Not — Short Story Scribe

It has been said that you own the intellectual property to something you write the moment it appears in print. I’m not sure if that is true or not, and I’m not sure if that would hold up in court. Our blogs are copyrighted material, make sure it says that somewhere on your blog. […]

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Update: GoFundMe account for Murray Arviso

Photo of Murray Arviso
Murray Arviso, 2019

Today, I received a link via email about a former (as of August) co-worker of mine named Murray Arviso. Murray is in the Maintenance Division at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, where he has worked for around twenty years. Murray is in a bad health situation and will not be able to walk for a while. His family needs financial help to build a ramp for his wheelchair. Ironically, under normal circumstances, Murray is quite capable of building a ramp. Now that he needs one himself, he is not physically capable of doing it. A ramp is inexpensive compared to a lot of medical needs, so anything you can give will go a long way.

If you would like to help out, follow this link to Murray Arviso’s GoFundMe page, which explains the situation. This condition started a few months ago and has been worsening. Donating even a little bit will help.  Here is the note that came with the link:


I thought you might be interested in supporting this GoFundMe, https://www.gofundme.com/f/expenses-for-home-ramp-amp-home-medical-supplies?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet.

Even a small donation could help Colleen Arviso reach their fundraising goal. And if you can’t make a donation, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

Thanks for taking a look!

If you can’t help out financially, at least spread this word to as many people as you can.
Murray with granddaughter?
Murray Arviso

“A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror” is Available on Amazon Kindle and in Print

My e-book collection of horror shorts A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror” is available on Amazon Kindle.  For your copy, go to my Amazon author’s page (amazon.com/author/philslattery) where you can find links to my other works as well.

In this collection of published and previously unpublished stories of horror, I offer a look into the minds of people who perpetrate horrors, from acts of stupidity with unintended results to cold-hearted revenge to pure enjoyment to complete indifference. Settings range from 17th-century France in the heart of the werewolf trials to the resurrection of the Aztec black arts to a medicine man’s revenge in the Old West to the depths of Hell to mob vengeance and modern day necromancy to sociopathic serial killers and on to alien worlds in the distant future.

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for these tales by leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or other social media.


P.S. Winn gave the collection four stars on Amazon, calling it “Great variety”, and commented: “The author has given readers a fantastic collection of varied horror stories. Short stories, flash fiction and even shorter micro fiction tales are included in a collection that might have readers keeping their lights on. I have read other books by this author and love the writing style and the way his words draw one into the tales.”

Comments on previously published stories (which are only a part of those in this collection) include:

Jay Manning, editor of Midnight Times commented in its Spring, 2006 issue: “Wolfsheim” is basically a traditional horror story that tells the tale of a small European village confronted by the threat of werewolves. If you like stories about lycans, you definitely need to check this one out. Great stuff.”

Publisher Charlie Fish of Fiction on the Web summarizes A “Tale of Hell” as a “… chilling vision of hell”. Other comments on “A Tale of Hell” from readers of Fiction on the Web:

“An intense and well paced story, cleverly leading the reader up a number of garden paths before Jack’s reality finally clarifies and appears in all its horror. The writing is focused and spare as Jack’s malevolent characteristics and idiosyncrasies manifest themselves…Overall a strong tale that lingers in the imagination…”

“brilliantly descriptive piece on man´s apparently unstoppable descent, literally into hell,…”

” Enjoyed this story. I thought it was nicely written. Started with a familiar vision of hell, but added several unique treatments; kept me interested in how it all would end. Thanks”

Publisher Charlie Fish of Fiction on the Web summarizes “Dream Warrior” as a “…powerful revenge epic about a man who visits his Mexican grandfather for spiritual guidance after a violent crime results in the death if his fiancée”. Fiction on the Web readers commented:

“quite literally a rite of passage, mystical and with an interesting payoff, one which Miguel may have to reckon with in time. some very good writing and characterisation. well done”

“…this is a rite of passage, complex and rich with significance. The cultural invocations are vivid and intense, the work of a writer in his/her full stride. The future for Miguel, who knows? The readers interest is fully engaged with what is to come…”

“Really enjoyed the story-kept me up past my bedtime reading it!”

“I loved the concept, was fascinated by the almost hallucinatory detail of legend with its fatal shadowlands.”

Reader comments on “Murder by Plastic” include:

“Chilling and brilliantly economical”

“Very well-paced and intriguing”

“Fabulous story! Five stars!”

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