As a fan of snail mail and “mail art” — and as an amateur collector of postcards — when I made promotional cards for Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side, it was important to me that they be something people could actually use as postcards, not just throwaway adverts. Then I got the idea that people could even send them to me if they wanted — in the form of responding to a “prompt on the dark side” — and for the price of a little creative thinking and a stamp (or a hand-delivery), I would publish whatever they came up with on my website.
Below you have an unexpurgated gallery of what I have received, which will grow as more come in over time. All of these are the literary property (as well as responsibility) of the original writer, and I appreciate the effort, time and wit they put into this. If you keep reading, expect weirdness! ENJOY!
You can acquire your own postcard at my booksignings or if you order books from me by mail. If you just want your own postcard to respond to, you can also send a Self-Addressed STAMPED 6×9″ envelope (tucked inside another envelope) to RE:POSTCARDS, M. Arnzen, c/o Mastication Publications, POB 177, Greensburg, PA 15601. Or PayPal me 1 US Dollar per card and I’ll save you that step.
“GREETINGS FROM HELL!”