2018 Year In Writing

2018 was a good writing year. I got 18 stories accepted. That’s 2 more than 2017. No new book acceptance this year, primarily because I haven’t written a new one yet to send out. I still have one sitting with someone, but something will only happen with that if a press project ends up going forward, and it’s been a couple years seeing if that will happen. Regardless, I did have a new book publish this year (Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep). Also, Apocalypse All the Time got Finalist for Humor in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards and Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep was a 2018 Best Book Awards finalist in the short story category.  Further, Punch Drunk Press even decided to publish one of my few poems, “Lessons of the Moon and Gore-Tex® Thermals.”

Anyway, it was a good year. Here are links to the stories that published this year:

In my Younger and More Vulnerable Years my Father Used to Take me to the Strip Club and Make Me Hold Down Drunks While he Rolled Them for Empty TUMS Travel Containers and Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups” published December 14, 2018 in Flash Fiction Friday at Bizarro Central.

A Wink May be the Same as a Nod to a Blind Man, but that Doesn’t Mean he’s Going to Lend You his Credit Cards to Get a Bunch of New Spongebob Squarepants Tattoos Unless You’ve Got Some Pretty Serious Collateral” published December 5, 2018 in South Broadway Ghost Society.

Syndication Washes All the Color Out of Life but it Still Beats Emptying the Dishwasher Any Day” published December 14, 2018 in Five 2 One Magazine‘s #thesideshow.

Selling Caramel Turtles at the Concessions is Only Going to Confuse Visitors as to the Intended Use of the Reptile Ones in the Tanks” published August 27, 2018 in Idle Ink.

In the Interests of Flame-Broiled Disclosure” published in Volume 13, no 2 of Wilderness House Literary Review.

Sixteenth Century French Literature Still Makes Me Feel Vulnerable Even Though I’ve Almost Finished the Whole Ten Day Course of That New Antibiotic” published July 2, 2018 in KLEFT JAW ISSUE #13.

Lee Iacocca Worked for so Many Car Companies Because he’d Keep Doing Blow and Forgetting Where he Worked” published July 15, 2018 in the first issue of flash & cinder.

I’d Say it was Starting to Get Ridiculous if that Didn’t Imply that this Garbage had Just Started Recently” published March 24, 2018 in KLEFT JAW Spring 2018 ISSUE #12.

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips Sound Like a Good Idea Though Halfway Through the Bag You Inevitably End Up Questioning the Direction of Your Entire Life and Maybe Want to Die a Little” published March 20, 2018 in issue 5 of The Ginger Collect.

The French Have Some Explaining to do Regardless Whether or not the Irish Authorize the Mortgage Refinance” published in Issue 9 (June 15) of formercactus.

‘Psychomania’ Resulted in the Deaths of Hundreds of Angst-Riddled Teenagers, but the Important Thing is that the Crap About the Toad Made No God Damned Sense” published March 9, 2018 in Five 2 One Magazine‘s #thesideshow.

Not Everyone Gets to be an Astronaut so Don’t Hold Your Breath Trying to Practice” published March 26, 2018 in Spelk.

The Indoctrination of Little Bee” published April 22, 2018 in Fictive Dream.

Colloidal Suspensions Are Mixtures of Small Particles Dispensed in Gas or Liquids Regardless Whether You Had a Building Permit When They were Made or Not” published February 2, 2018 by Punch Drunk Press.

No Way Out Once Inside” published January 5, 2018 at Ellipsis Zine.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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