Examining the Odd: Calling All Artists!

Examining the Odd is looking to feature work by strange or unusual visual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers. I enjoy sharing my own doodles and poems alongside those of mostly dead people, but I’d love to be surrounded by living artists too. Send an email to examiningtheodd@gmail.com if you’re interested in seeing your work on […]

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Giveaway: Strange Medicine & Strungballs

One lucky entrant will receive a signed copy of Strange MedicineĀ (a collection of surreal short stories) and StrangeBooks’ latest publication, Strungballs (an out of this world, weird novella).

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Free Book Alert!

Strange Medicine by Mike Russell is free on Kindles today! Grab a copy šŸ™‚

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5 Weird Fiction Authors

Not sure what to add next to your reading pile? Charles Baudelaire. French. You’ll probably like his work if you enjoy Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas de Quincey and Emanuel Swedenborg.Ā Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a 19th century French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du Mal; (1857; The […]

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5 Days of Short Stories. 3: Flock by Mike Russell

Flock - a short story from Mike Russell's Strange Medicine

Our third short story is Mike Russell’s Flock. Flock Ā Ā  Anthony Tobias Bradshaw sits, as usual, on the 7:00 a.m. train, on his way to work. Dressed in his black raincoat, pin-striped suit, white shirt, black tie and black shoes, Anthony Tobias Bradshaw reads the morning newspaper, either nodding or shaking his head in agreement […]

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A Strange Books Giveaway

Exciting news! It’s time for another Examining the Odd giveaway. This time, StrangeBooks.com have agreed to give away a full signed set of their books by author Mike Russell. They’ll even throw in some cute little pin badges!

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Short Story Saturday – Dunce by Mike Russell

This week’s Short Story is Mike Russell’s Dunce. I hope you enjoy it. Dunce is from Mike’s first short story anthology Nothing Is Strange. He also has a book of longer short stories called Strange Medicine.

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