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rexfrancis from the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is reading Hari Krishna indoctrination material June 4, 2013 - 3:26am
The Stories Behind the Posts.

I'm starting a little column / project over at my new online 'ziney thing http://riotoir.com which I'm calling "CraigsLit."

The basic idea is really simple: Take a craigslist post, then write a short story / poem / haiku based on it.

Use a craigslist post (arguably each is a novella in its own right) as the jumping off point for an amazing story.

Submissions are open over at http://riotoir.com/submit-to-craigslit/ or if you really like the idea and want to run with it, why not register and make a meal of it: http://riotoir.com/wp-login.php?action=register

I'd really like to see what inspiration Craigslist can summon. I hope to hear from you all soon!

Rex Francis, riotoir.com.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 4, 2013 - 5:21am

How serious are the stories you're hoping for?

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Mark Grover June 4, 2013 - 8:50am

how interesting!!

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rexfrancis from the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is reading Hari Krishna indoctrination material June 4, 2013 - 1:50pm

@Dwayne: As serious as you care to make them. I'd like to think this format of writing would work for any genre, length or tone.

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rexfrancis from the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is reading Hari Krishna indoctrination material June 4, 2013 - 1:53pm

@Mark Grover: Thanks! It's just a kernel of an idea, but hopefully it will inspire some great writing.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 4, 2013 - 2:18pm

That's a cool idea, I'll definitely check that out.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics January 8, 2014 - 8:40am

What I would give to put a boot on the throat or a bullet in the brain of the feckless pieces of shit who spam the internet. I'd have more fun than a grown man should.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated January 8, 2014 - 12:24pm

Sort of like when they have a sale on Happy Meals?

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal January 8, 2014 - 8:18pm

what an interesting idea...

definitely check out the personals section, the women seeking women gave me the most laughs, but they're all good places to go looking for humor.