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Once More Unto the Breach...

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Douglas Clark
-Head writer, The Inspiration Engine


Persistence and Perseverance pay off. I've been published again, this time in The Corvus Review

My story, Don't Dance, starts on page 38.




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I Got Published Again!!!

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Douglas Clark
-Head writer, The Inspiration Engine


Hello everyone. Just thought I'd let you know. I got published again!!!! This time by Five 2 One Magazine

Check out my short story here




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Hell’s Itch is a Nightmare!

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Douglas Clark
-Head writer, The Inspiration Engine


I thought I’d share a little story with you considering I just got another sunburn despite my best efforts with sunscreen.
Okay, so for most of you, the term Hell’s Itch doesn’t mean a damned thing. For others, they nod their head silently and recall all too well the most agonizing pain they ever experienced.
I’ll explain.
When people get sunburned it hurts, then it itches a little, the skin starts to peel, it looks freaky and then heals and life goes on its merry way. But for a very select few of us, it’s not that simple. See after we get a sunburn, and it hurts, it starts to itch a little, then a little more, then a lot more, and then… we are dragged down a path of nightmarishly agonizing skin torture that is absolutely hellish in every way.
Have you ever had an itch and deliberately didn’t scratch it to see if it would go away? It didn’t right. You had to scratch it after it got to be unbearable. Then the ordeal was over. Well, wit…

A Very Fine Old Battleship

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Douglas Clark
-Head writer, The Inspiration Engine



Here's a great article by Geoffrey Morrison about an old Battleship. I love ships, but there's something slightly sad about this one. It's permanently landlocked. You'll see in the picture gallery that it will never sail again. There's something so confining about that. But the pictures are great.


(picture taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Mikasa)
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My Published Short Story

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By Douglas Clark
Head writer: The Inspiration Engine


Hi everyone. Good news!!! I got published again. This time in the Paragon Journal

My short story, Twenty Minutes to El Cajon Boulevard, appears on page 83.


Please read my story and enjoy.

Doug

Doug Clark - in The Syzygy Poetry Journal

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By Doug Clark
Head Writer - The Inspiration Engine


I am pleased to announce that two of my poems have been published in The Syzygy Poetry Journal. I have provided a direct link to my poems here.


Below is the acceptance letter I received from the editors of Syzygy Poetry Journal. I'll be keeping it in close proximity from now on as a reminder of what persistence can yield.




The key to getting published is never giving up.


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