Finally! I’m getting around to summing up my writing year! All in all, pretty good. Talk to you again next year.
Okay, I’m not going to do that. It was a pretty good year though. I had a book publish (Apocalypse All the Time) and a book get accepted (Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep, coming from Literary Wanderlust in July). My book that came out the previous year (Not Quite so Stories) was a National Indie Excellence Award finalist for Short Stories and won the Nebraska Book Award in the anthology category. I had 16 short story acceptances and even got an essay on The Simpsons accepted over at The Dot and Line. That’s pretty darn good as I see it. It’s not quite my record of 23 short story acceptances in 2016, but still really strong.
It was a good year, writing-wise. Let’s celebrate with a list of stories from this year that are accessible online:
“A Dog is Just a Human With More Hair Anyway and We Didn’t Feel Like Walking All the Way to the Gas Station” published December 8, 2017 at Philosophical Idiot.
“The Flavor of that Brach’s Milk Maid Royal Was Either Memory or Prophecy, Though that was Overwhelmed by Vanilla Caramel” published December 8, 2017 in Vol 3 No 2 Fall/Winter 2017 of the Mojave River Review.
“A Nickel is Not a Quarter and Nachos Aren’t Even an Option” published December 1, 2017 in Dodging The Rain.
“Sir James Frazer Determined the Maytag Repairman was a Modernization of the Flying Dutchman Legend, but he Forgot by the Time He Sobered Up Enough to Find Paper and Never Wrote it Down” published December 10, 2017 in KLEFT JAW Fall/Winter 2017 ISSUE #11.
“Plumbing Facilities in the City of New Orleans May Be the Most Memorable Thing About the Trip” published October 13, 2017 at Philosophical Idiot.
“The Only Reason We Were Drinking Mellow Yellow in the First Place Was Because it Was Only 49 Cents” published October 21, 2017 in Occulum.
“Mission Instructions May Differ, but That’s No Reason We Can’t All Have a Picnic in the Park” published July 26, 2017 Philosophical Idiot.
“International Incidents and White Beans, Not to Mention a Duck” published May 17, 2017 in the Flash Special May 2017 17.5 issue of Blue Fifth Review‘s Blue Five Notebook Series.
“All I Wanted Was Coffee, but Van Gogh Had to Play His Little Game” published June 23, 2017 at Jellyfish Review.
“Big Wheel Keeps on Turning, Little Wheel Abandoned Its Spouse and Children to Pursue Its Dreams of Becoming a Part-Time Mime in Spain” published January 22, 2017 in Five 2 One Magazine‘s #thesideshow.