I was thrilled when Timothy Gager agreed to blurb Not Quite so Stories. He’s the author of eleven books (including, among many others, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, The Shutting Door, and Treating A Sick Animal). His writing appears…well, pretty much everywhere (Night Train, American Short Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly, McSweeneys, Hobart, Twelve Stories, JMWW, Connotation Press, Thunder Sandwich, The Smoking Poet, Word Riot, Matchbook, Poetica, Dogzplot, Metazen, Six Sentences, 55 Word, Monkeybicycle, and more). Former Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, he is also the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and edited the book Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery. I could easily go on.
But now, the blurb:
In Not Quite So Stories David S. Atkinson creates conflict within the moral and the immoral of society, a world where things are not what they seem, yet are represented deliciously by something altered. Atkinson creates spaces where inanimate objects become animated, soft sodded lawns have landmines and good old reality is replaced by a new reality someone must explain to you. In fact, good is never always good, and evil is never always evil –because Atkinson’s black and white animals are really green and pink zebras.
—Timothy Gager author of “The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan”