Meandering / Perception / promotion

Fluky Friday: Fortune Forgotten?

So – this week (the week that was supposed to be full of new hope – well, at least relief – because I was NOT one of the unfortunates who were laid off), we are greeted with:

  • The reemergence of the dishwasher leak (actually, they didn’t repair it properly.)
  • My son discovered that the excruciating pain he’s been going through was from not one, but TWO hernias, and he’ll be having surgery soon
  • My son drove through what looked like a perfectly smooth parking lot and bounced it into the totally unmarked, foot-deep cut in the concrete (that was totally invisible because it was full of rainwater and just looked like the rest of the wet pavement) and is now without his own transportation
  • The weather dipped into the 30’s, and our heat stopped working (the heat pump coils froze, and the normal heat failed, too)
  • And yes, my ankle and my knee continue to remind me that I am OLD.

You know, it wasn’t too long ago that I was writing about a charmed life (and I have the blog posts HERE and HERE to prove it.) Now, there are some who might say that God is punishing for my bragging, or some of my many other  transgressions. But I don’t believe that God does that – if he did, there are a whole lot of sinners out there who wouldn’t be doing anywhere near as well as they are, and good people would never suffer. No – my fate is in my own hands, so I’m probably just hexing myself (that may sound foolish, but if you believe in good luck, there must be the other kind, too.)

Of course, I could be wrong about God. I’m going to stop bragging, now, and cover both possibilities. Just saying…


CollectionNext3CoverToday is the release date for my latest publication – another consolidated collection – The Next ‘Three Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.’  (That’s a total of 18 stories from my 4th, 5th, and 6th ‘OUT OF MY MIND’ collections, including some personal favorites, such as “My Brother’s Keeper”, “Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’”, “The Red Barrens”, “Dempsey’s Debut”, and “The Wolves Will Come.”)

It’s available throughout the release weekend for a SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL PRICE of 99-cents (that’s 18 stories at LESS THAN 6-CENTS PER STORY – Such a deal!) at several online retailers, including, but not limited to:




OutOfPlaceCover1William Mangieri’s writing – including his previous ePublication “Out of Place” – can be found in many places, including:
• Smashwords:
• His Amazon Author page:
• Barnes & Noble:
• Createspace (if you prefer physical books):
• His site on WordPress:
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at:
• His Goodreads author page:
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri


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