Pointless Confessions: Day Four

Pointless confession day four: I have a tendency to breathe.

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Pointless Confessions: Day Three

Pointless confession day three: I like to read.

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Pointless Confessions: Day Two

Pointless confessions day two: I have been to Colorado.

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Pointless Confessions: Day One

Let’s have a week of pointless confessions. Pointless confession day one: I once ate a sandwich.

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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.

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2018 Books Read

Well, I read 202 books (approximately 46,376 pages ) in 2018. A short year. Here ’tis:

cover title author
The Boneyard, the Birth Manual, a Burial: Investigations Into the Heartland
The Teahouse Fire
All My Goodbyes
Sad Laughter
Stealing the Peach
The Iliac Crest
The Dakota Winters
Mapping the Interior
Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2)
There Is No Other Way to Worship Them
Lilibeth
The Head
The Creation: In The Beginning (Creation Series, #0)
Esoteric Sausage
Torque
Journey to the Edge of the Flat Earth
Cling
Marwick's Reckoning
Those Who Knew
The Search for Ethan
CHAINSAW.
David Foster Wallace's Footnotes F'd Me in the Butt
Neon Black
ROBOT: The Waste Land Reimaged
She Would Be King
The Silk Road
Water & Power
Resistance
A Corner in the Marais: Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood
Psyche in a Dress
Painting With Fire
Blown
Arugula
The Pleasure of My Company
So Lucky
Mecha Samurai Empire (United States of Japan)
Night Beast
The Blue Fox
Madam Velvet's Cabaret of Oddities
Aiding and Abetting
I Am One of You Forever
VirginX
Tragic Joy: Areli
Lost: A Novel
The Swing of Things
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
The Sacco Gang
A Trick of the Light
Cove
Last Supper
Bottled Goods
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
The End We Start from
the cleansing
The First Bad Man
Bangkok Tattoo (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #2)
Book of Dreams
Inter Ice Age 4
Tin House 77: Poison
Battleground State
Immortal Genesis (The Earth-X Trilogy Book 2)
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
The Third Hotel
Idol Threat
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Hyper
Pocket Words
We're Going to Die Here, Aren't We?
eNJoy: Stories by the Sea
Territory of Light
Fast Forward, Volume 1
Vessels
Leaving Atlanta
Ecstatic Inferno
Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart: Stories
Nutshell
Three Sisters of Stone
Rabbit Redux (Rabbit Angstrom #2)
The Snake's Pass
Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana del Rey & Sylvia Plath
Getting Home
Moorlands
The Fetus and Other Stories
Store-crossed
Market Man: Reportage from a found reality based on a true story
Daddy Monster
Strange Behaviors: An Anthology of Absolute Luridity
Suburban Dick
This Mournable Body
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: Wanderings in Hoboken
Kiss Kiss
Oberyl the Hammer
Trafficking and Sexual December
She Weeps Each Time You're Born
A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me
There There
Human Acts
The Drip Drop Prophet and Other Stories
The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead
Animals Eat Each Other
Beyond the Curve
Day In, Day Out
The Linden Tree
A Confederacy of Hot Dogs
Tin House: Summer Reading 2018
Whirlaway
Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)
Idiophone
Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing
Daughter
D O $ E: SLUM DAWG FILTHONAIRE IV of V (Volume 4)
Strange Weather in Tokyo
The Flamethrowers
The Festival of Insignificance: A Novel
My Secret Life with Chris Noth: And Other Stories
The Street Kid
Moshi-Moshi
Everyone Knows You Go Home
Such Small Hands
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories
The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook
The Mars Room
Adjustment Day
Cheap Yellow
Tango Lessons
Our Migrations
The Lost Father
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Hello Berlin!
Devil Went Down to Jersey
Dead Lake
Monstrosities
Family Ties
Every Day There is Something About Elephants
The Progress of Love
The Kingdom
Emma
Dark Moons Rising on a Starless Night
90 Miles to Havana
Ballpoint Penitentiary
The Pisces
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
A Small Revolution
Truancy
Tin House: Candy
Standard Loneliness Package
The Water-Method Man
TREYF: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw
El Señor Presidente
Over the Moon
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
The Summing Up
Moon City Review 2018
Litany for the Long Moment
Black Hole, Son!
How to Keep You Alive
Buried by the Roan (The Allison Coil Mystery Series Book 2)
Beasts Head for Home
The Last King of Scotland
He Digs A Hole
The Anxiety of Everyday Objects
Moth Smoke
Other Household Toxins
Mexican Lives
Near to the Wild Heart
Bones of Home and Other Plays
Remembrance Rock
The Messengers
Red Clocks
Last Winter We Parted
The Mistress of Spices
Silence
Captain Blood: His Odyssey
Help Me Find My Car Keys And We Can Drive Out!
Census
The Lathe of Heaven
Devil's Night (The Asphalt Warrior Book 8)
This Sentimental Education
Moon Brow
The Ark Sakura
The Sun Eaters
A Curtain of Green and Other Stories
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
Musalaheen: A War Memoir
The Vagrants
11/22/63
The Author Is Dead
Birdwing
Moab
The Woman Who Lived Amongst the Cannibals
Heart Berries: A Memoir
That Old Cape Magic
Monte Carlo Days & Nights
Die Empty
Tin House: Winter Reading 2017
The Piano Teacher
Empty Set
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Readings And Such Attended in 2018

Here’s all the readings and such I attended in 2018 (a few of which I may have done a little reading at):

January

February

March

April

  • Pizza and Prose (a reading series a writer at my work puts on, this one featuring stories by Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Octavia E. Butler).
  • Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series.

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

  • Pizza and Prose (a reading series a writer at my work puts on, this one a tribute to Harlan Ellison).
  • Heard at Hub.
  • The Reality Traveler BookBirth SuperConcert!

December

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