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It’s been a long day, people.

Posted by Kyle Martinak on September 30, 2008

I think I get to go home soon. Maybe not at midnight, but no later than one, I bet. I’ve been sitting in the office without much to do. I could do some homework, but none of it is due tomorrow, and I want to be at home when I do most of my homework. I can’t concentrate here.

I just read some very unsettling passages from Stephen King’s “The Stand.” Namely, when a deadly virus is accidentally released from an army lab. The project leader goes down to the lab, where everyone was trapped and killed by the plague they created. A pile of bodies sit in front of the elevator (which can’t go back up). Two scientists survived long enough to have sex and then shoot themselves dead. An unfortunate soldier sits in the cafeteria, his face submerged in a bowl of soup for ten days. Another scientist sits on the floor with a sign around his neck and his eyes melted away. The sign reads, “NOW YOU KNOW IT WORKS. ANY QUESTIONS?

That freaked me out. Mainly, because I’ve been in a basement office for eight hours, and people keep sneezing. I had to go up to the surface for a few minutes.

Anyway, I’ll be back tomorrow. See ya!


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Up and Running!

Posted by Kyle Martinak on September 30, 2008

My novel, “Playlist,” is officially on if anyone wants to read it. I also gave a final farewell to the intensely public, highly hazardous blogging system over at Myspace.

I hope people will want to read my novel. Rosely is the only person who has read it since it was a five-page short story called, “Mad World.”

In the meantime, I went and bought all my books for the term. It cost me $330. And I am very sad for giving all those funds away. I need to get to work here at the campus newspaper, so I’ll be back and uploading other pieces of my fiction sometime tomorrow…assuming that I ever wake up.

-End of Transmission-

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Sitting in my office, trying to create…

Posted by Kyle Martinak on September 29, 2008

As I write this, I’m already becoming my father. Lots of young men say that, but few truly mean it and are frightened by it. I’m sitting at a desk that is older than I am, and I’m pretending to be valuable to the company.

In reality, I’m pushing forward with an idea that has been in my head for many months now…creating a space on this vast wasteland (full of porn, dumb in-the-mirror pictures, and celebrity gossip) for myself. I feel like a pioneer carving out a new existence in a new frontier…except the frontier isn’t very new anymore, and I’m really just riding an exodus away from the over-formatted, over-populated cesspool of Myspace and Facebook.

Anyway, here on my homepage I’ll be giving regular updates on the fiction that I’m writing, and perhaps just a little day-to-day ‘life of Kyle’ update. Here on the homepage is my only real blog, as the other pages of this domain are devoted to my fiction writing. Those pages are all password protected (to prevent against concept and idea thieves, the worst kind of criminals), but simply email or comment a request, and you can read them to your heart’s content.

I have to go now, though, because my laptop just stopped working, and I need to check what’s going on with that. Ha, I should really get a raise for all this hard work I’m doing…

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