Thursday, April 20, 2006

Oh dear

From reader e-mail (posted with permission):

Did you know that your next novel will be shipped on June 6th, 2006? 6/6/6.

Uh-oh. Does this mean I have to apologize now to that ninth grade English teacher who called me the AntiChrist?

Kidding. I can't be the Angel of the Bottomless Pit. He's supposed to be a guy. And, as I have been assured since infancy, Jesus is my friend. Think about it; would our Savior be pals with the Lawless One, whom He shall slay with the breath of His mouth, and bring to naught by the manifestation of His coming? I don't think so.

I also don't see me causeth-ing all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, either. I have trouble just parallel parking. Besides, my mother hates tattoos; she'd kill me. Would you piss off someone who possibly gave birth to the Son Daughter of Perdition? Exactly.

Still, it would explain the psychic powers, superhuman speed, and that annoying swarm of locust that keeps following me around town. Hmmmm. Does anyone know if Satan offers decent health insurance plans?


  1. Umm... having a book come out on 06/06/06 is open to all sorts of interpretations. My favourite would be the speech impediment one, especially if you're nervous about it: "Oh, sh*t/Oh, sh*t/Oh sh*t! Or the thix of the thix of the thix if you're in Thinthinati, Than Franthithco or Mithithippi.

    Thure, Thatan... sorry. Satan has health insurance, you just can't access it!

  2. Anonymous7:05 AM

    Now, if it is 666 pages in length - then - well . . .

    And is it one of your "evil-filled" novels, or no?

    I know, I know - google it. Just easier to ask is all.

  3. Anonymous7:08 AM

    *slaps self in head*

    Gee, it would be "Dark Need" the novel which is sitting in the right column of your page with the June 2006 release date under it.

    *note to self - never again post comments before finishing your first coffee!*

  4. Just think of all the kids that will be born on that day.

  5. LOL!!!

    That's... wickedly amusing.

    (Or maybe I'm just going to hell. ^_^)

  6. "He shall slay with the breath of His mouth,"

    Yea, but they've made huge advances in the field of breath mints these days, so you'll probably be OK. Carry a packet of extra strong with you though, just in case.

  7. Just think of all the kids that will be born on that day.

    This is terrifying... especially since I'm due towards the end of June. And I'm occassionally have shivers of terror at the thought of going into labor on the 6th.

    I think I'll avoid sex, exercise, anything else that could possibly induce labor until AFTER the 6th.

    Before i quit the day job, we were talking about weird dates at the office... i think 03/04/05 started it... or a date like that. Somebody mentioned june 6 of 2006 and the boss commented, well that will be a day made in hell...

  8. You'll be all right, Lynn. Everyone knows that the Devil is an Englishman.

  9. I'm just pissed cuz I can't get it sooner. I went to Borders last night in the hopes that maybe it was released early, as some books are. No luck. Bastards!

  10. Thure, Thatan...

    Hah! Is it just me, or is the thought of a lisping Thatan hilarious?

  11. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Actually, according to numerologists, the whole 6/6/6 thing is BS, because you have to count the ENTIRE number involved, which is 6/6/2006 - which, according to the principles of numerology (I'm hardly a rabid fan but I am interested in it) is 2.

    So ignore it.

  12. Anonymous9:33 PM

    I'm pretty sure Revelation would have used Julian dates, not Gregorian. Good thing the book isn't coming out on June 19!

    (Calendar conversion courtesy of

  13. Anonymous12:50 AM

    Can't be you. The Antichrist must be a politician. Must be.

    Strawberry shortcake at my place, just as soon as I finish writing it up!

  14. far worse (or better depending on your bent) that's the same day that Ann Coulter's new book is being released.

    I know which one I'll be looking for.


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