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12/11/18 Mark Stevens wrote a wonderful review of Roses Are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep and interviewed me over at Don't Need a Diagram

Roses Are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep

12/10/18 My flash story "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" has been accepted for the December 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Friday at Bizarro Central.

12/5/18 My flash story "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" is live at South Broadway Ghost Society.

12/1/18 Just got word that my flash story "I Bet 'Begat' Means Something Naughty" has been accepted for the next issue of Door is a Jar Magazine.

11/15/18 Just got word that my flash story "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" has been accepted for South Broadway Ghost Society. Should go live December 5, 2018.

11/13/18 The 2018 Best Book Awards have been announced and Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep was named a finalist in the short story category.

11/8/18 Just got word that my flash story "Washington Crossing the Language Barrier to Get to the Other Side of Pecos Street" has been accepted for Punch Drunk Press. Should go live sometime in early December.

10/14/18 Just got word that my flash story "Syndication Washes All the Color Out of Life but it Still Beats Emptying the Dishwasher Any Day" has been and accepted and is to be published December 14, 2018 in Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow.

10/1/18 Michael Barron wrote a wonderful review about Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep for Atticus Review.


10/1/18 EAB Publishing closed its doors back in May and as such The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes went out of print. However, the good folks over at Literary Wanderlust were good enough to issue a new edition of the book and The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes is back in print as of today!

9/18/18 I talked with Mark Stevens about Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep and other writing related things on episode #141 of the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast

9/10/18 Ben Arzate wrote an amazing review of Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep for Cultured Vultures

8/27/18 My flash story "Selling Caramel Turtles at the Concessions is Only Going to Confuse Visitors as to the Intended Use of the Reptile Ones in the Tanks" is live at Idle Ink.

7/27/18 Elizabeth Cohen wrote a wonderful review of Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep for At the Inkwell.

7/18/18 Just got word my flash story "Selling Caramel Turtles at the Concessions is Only Going to Confuse Visitors as to the Intended Use of the Reptile Ones in the Tanks" was accepted for Idle Ink.

7/15/18 My flash story "Lee Iacocca Worked for so Many Car Companies Because he'd Keep Doing Blow and Forgetting Where he Worked" is live in the first issue of flash & cinder.

7/2/18 My flash story "In the Interests of Flame-Broiled Disclosure" is live in Volume 13, no 2 of Wilderness House Literary Review

7/2/18 My flash story "Sixteenth Century French Literature Still Makes Me Feel Vulnerable Even Though I've Almost Finished the Whole Ten Day Course of That New Antibiotic" is live in KLEFT JAW ISSUE #13. 

7/2/18 Special thanks to Leah Angstman for including Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep on The Coil's most anticipated books of July 2018.

7/1/18 Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep released today and is featured today at Storeybook Reviews.

6/18/18 I talked with Mr. Frank about Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep and other writing things at Bizzong! The Bizarre and Weird Fiction Podcast

6/15/18 My flash story "The French Have Some Explaining to do Regardless Whether or not the Irish Authorize the Mortgage Refinance" is live in Issue 9 (June 15) of formercactus. /

6/14/18 Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep got a surprisingly positive Kirkus review.

6/12/18 John Domini wrote a marvelous review of Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

6/7/18 My poem "Lessons of the Moon and Gore-Tex® Thermals" is live as part of the moon series at Punch Drunk Press.

6/6/18 Just got word that my poem "Lessons of the Moon and Gore-Tex® Thermals" is to be published 11:00 AM MST June 7, 2018 as part of the moon series at Punch Drunk Press.

5/31/18 Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep now has a book trailer! Watch, share, mail variety packs of non-toxic variety packs of poster paint to a salsa company, whatever.

5/26/18 My flash story "In the Interests of Flame-Broiled Disclosure" has been accepted for the Summer 2018 issue of Wilderness House Literary Review.

5/22/19 Just found out that my novel Apocalypse All the Time was the Finalist for Humor in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

 5/18/18 My flash story "Sixteenth Century French Literature Still Makes Me Feel Vulnerable Even Though I've Almost Finished the Whole Ten Day Course of That New Antibiotic" has been accepted for KLEFT JAW ISSUE #13.

5/17/18 My collection of surreal flash fiction Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep is now available for preorder in paperback or in ebook at Literary Wanderlust.

5/16/18 My collection of surreal flash fiction Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep is now available for preorder on Amazon.

5/16/18 Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep is now on Goodreads.

5/15/18 Valentina Cano wrote an amazing review of Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep at Carabosse's Library

5/4/18 Just found out my flash story "Finnegan on the Case" (originally published 5/31/17 at This Zine Will Change Your Life) has been republished accompanying pin-up photography by Donigan Artworks in the April 2018 issue of Delicious Dolls magazine. http://deliciousdollsmagazine.com/product/april-2018-emmerald-barwise/

5/2/18 Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep due out 7/1 just got reviewed at the Colorado Book Review.

4/22/18 My story "The Indoctrination of Little Bee" is live in Fictive Dream.

4/18/18 Just got word that my flash story "Lee Iacocca Worked for so Many Car Companies Because he'd Keep Doing Blow and Forgetting Where he Worked" has been accepted for the first issue of flash & cinder to be published in July 2018.

3/26/18 My flash story "Not Everyone Gets to be an Astronaut so Don't Hold Your Breath Trying to Practice" is live in Spelk.

3/24/18 My flash story "I'd Say it was Starting to Get Ridiculous if that Didn't Imply that this Garbage had Just Started Recently" is live in KLEFT JAW Spring 2018 ISSUE #12.

3/20/18 My flash story "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" is live in issue 5 of The Ginger Collect.

3/15/18 Just got word my flash story "I'd Say it was Starting to Get Ridiculous if that Didn't Imply that this Garbage had Just Started Recently" has been accepted for KLEFT JAW ISSUE #12.

3/9/18 My flash story "'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" is live at Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow

3/7/18 Just got word that my flash story "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" is to be published March 20, 2018 in issue 5 of The Ginger Collect.

2/26/18 Just got word my flash story "The French Have Some Explaining to do Regardless Whether or not the Irish Authorize the Mortgage Refinance" is to be published in Issue 9 (June 15) of formercactus.

2/25/18 Just got word my flash "'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" is to be published March 9, 2018 in Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow. This is my 100th story acceptance.

2/3/18 Just got word that my flash story "Not Everyone Gets to be an Astronaut so Don't Hold Your Breath Trying to Practice" is to be published March 26, 2018 in Spelk.

2/2/18 My flash story "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" is live at Punch Drunk Press.

1/23/18 Just got word that my story "The Indoctrination of Little Bee" has been accepted for Fictive Dream. Should go live April 22, 2018.

1/14/18 My story "First Night of Work" is to be included in the addiction anthology Cheeseburger Nebula Galactic Press is putting together. See here for information as they are still early on in looking for submissions.

1/8/18 Just got word that my flash story "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" has been accepted by Punch Drunk Press. Should go live on their website in the next few weeks.

1/5/18 My flash story "No Way Out Once Inside" is live at Ellipsis Zine.

1/3/18 My flash story "Coriolis Was Not One of Shakespeare's Better Plays Regardless of Any Titular Character's Desire to Serve the Public" is live in issue 21 (December 2017) of Thrice Fiction.

12/15/17 I talked with Demethius Jackson about Apocalypse All the Time and other writing and such things on Episode 32 of the Chapter One Podcast. (The Ch1 Podcast Website: http://ch1podcast.com/2017/12/15/ep32-david-s-atkinson/, iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chapter-one-podcast-discover/id1102237788?mt=2, GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikfgcfzoqlaagw6fzb4jmjqedoq, SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/chapter-one-podcast, Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/chapter-one-podcast).

12/10/17 My flash story "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" is live in KLEFT JAW Fall/Winter 2017 ISSUE #11

12/8/17 My flash story "The Flavor of that Brach's Milk Maid Royal Was Either Memory or Prophecy, Though that was Overwhelmed by Vanilla Caramel" is live in Vol 3 No 2 Fall/Winter 2017 of the Mojave River Review

12/8/17 My flash story "A Dog is Just a Human With More Hair Anyway and We Didn't Feel Like Walking All the Way to the Gas Station" is live at Philosophical Idiot‏. 

12/6/17 Just got word that my flash story "A Dog is Just a Human With More Hair Anyway and We Didn't Feel Like Walking All the Way to the Gas Station" has been accepted for Philosophical Idiot‏. Should be live in the next couple of days.

12/1/2017 My flash story "A Nickel is Not a Quarter and Nachos Aren't Even an Option" is live at Dodging The Rain

11/26/17 Just got word that my flash story "The Flavor of that Brach's Milk Maid Royal Was Either Memory or Prophecy, Though that was Overwhelmed by Vanilla Caramel" has been accepted for the Mojave River Review.

11/24/17 Got word my flash story "A Nickel is Not a Quarter and Nachos Aren't Even an Option" has been accepted for Dodging The Rain.

11/15/17 Just got word my flash story "No Way Out Once Inside" has been accepted by Ellipsis Zine. Scheduled to publish January 5.

11/3/17 Just got word my flash story "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" has been accepted for Kleft Jaw #11.

10/21/17 My flash story "The Only Reason We Were Drinking Mellow Yellow in the First Place Was Because it Was Only 49 Cents" is live at Occulum.

10/13/17 Just got word my flash story "Plumbing Facilities in the City of New Orleans May Be the Most Memorable Thing About the Trip" was accepted by, and is now live at, Philosophical Idiot‏. 

10/5/17"Counting Cards Without Using Numbers" is live in issue 9 of Boston Accent Lit.

10/3/17 My flash story "John Henry Was a Blue Steel-Providing Man" was accepted and is live at Friday Flash Fiction.

10/3/17 Just got word that my story "Counting Cards Without Using Numbers" has just been accepted for issue 9 of Boston Accent Lit.

9/30/17 My flash story "The Only Reason We Were Drinking Mellow Yellow in the First Place Was Because it Was Only 49 Cents" has been accepted for Occulum. Scheduled to publish October 21, 2017.

9/25/17 My flash story "Coriolis Was Not One of Shakespeare's Better Plays Regardless of Any Titular Character's Desire to Serve the Public" has been accepted for the upcoming issue of Thrice Fiction coming out in late December.

9/19/17 Not Quite So Stories  won the 2017 Nebraska Book Award in the anthology category.

8/15/17 My essay “'Your Lifelong Dream' On 'Marge vs. the Monorail' and the enduring timelessness of The Simpsons"is live at The Dot and Line

7/26/17 My flash story "Mission Instructions May Differ, but That's No Reason We Can't All Have a Picnic in the Park" was accepted by, and is now live at, Philosophical Idiot‏.

6/23/17 My flash story "All I Wanted Was Coffee, but Van Gogh Had to Play His Little Game" is live at Jellyfish Review.

6/7/17 My review of Person/a by Elizabeth Ellen is live at The Lit Pub.

5/31/17 My story "Finnegan on the Case" is live at This Zine Will Change Your Life.

5/20/17 Not Quite so Stories was a finalist for Short Stories in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

5/17/17 My flash "International Incidents and White Beans, Not to Mention a Duck" is live in the Flash Special May 2017 17.5 issue of Blue Fifth Review's Blue Five Notebook Series.

5/11/17 Just got word my flash "International Incidents and White Beans, Not to Mention a Duck" has been accepted for the mid-May Flash Special of Blue Fifth Review's Blue Five Notebook Series.

5/2/17 John Venegas wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time over at Angel City Review.

5/1/17 My flash story "Histamine" is live in the May 2017 issue of The Airgonaut.

4/17/17 Pakin Srijinda wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time for At the Inkwell.

3/22/17 My review of My Body Would be the Kindest of Strangers by Fiona Helmsley is live at Digging Through The Fat.

3/20/17 My flash fiction piece "There is Some Significance to These Things, Even When Cut off From the Original Structures of the Past" just published in the Spring 2017 issue of Midnight Circus.

3/19/17 My flash story "God Bless Us, Everyone" is live in issue 167 of Squawk Back.

3/14/17 Just got word that my flash story "God Bless Us, Everyone" has been accepted for the next issue of Squawk Back.

3/9/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time on Daytime Duo, a talk show filmed at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

3/6/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time for a soon upcoming episode Daytime Duo, a talk show filmed at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I’ll post details once it goes live.

3/5/17 Just got word that my flash fiction piece "There is Some Significance to These Things, Even When Cut off From the Original Structures of the Past" has been accepted for the Spring 2017 issue of Midnight Circus.

2/27/17 Jessica Bronder reviewed Apocalypse All the Time over at jbronderbookreviews.

2/25/17 Just got word that my story "Histamine" has been accepted for the May issue of The Airgonaut.

2/22/17 I talked about Apocalypse All the Time for a soon upcoming episode of The Nightly Met, a bi-weekly tonight show out of Metropolitan State University of Denver. I'll post a link when it goes live.

2/21/17 Just got my copy of Blink-Ink #26 "Space," including my micro flash "Time is to Space as Frankfurters are to that Guy Who Hangs Out at Home Depot Asking If You Want to Borrow His Punky Brewster DVDs."

2/21/17 Just got word that my flash story "All I Wanted Was Coffee, but Van Gogh Had to Play His Little Game" has been accepted for Jellyfish Review. Should run July 22, or perhaps earlier.

2/16/17 Lynne Weiss wrote a wonderful review of Apocalypse All the Time for Change Seven Magazine.

2/15/17 "90% of All Sourdough Turtles Break Apart in the Water on Their Very First Trip to the Sea" now in True Truth Serum Vol. 1.

2/2/17 My guest post about Apocalypse All the Time and how the rapture might have actually happened is live at Drunk on Pop.

1/31/17 Just got word that my collection of surreal humorous flash fiction Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep has been accepted by Literary Wanderlust! Tentatively scheduled for April 2018.

1/29/17 Mark Stevens interviewed me about Apocalypse All the Time and more on episode 71 of Rocky Mountain Writer.

1/26/17 Just recorded an interview talking with Mark Stevens about Apocalypse All the Time for an upcoming episode of the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast.

1/22/17 My flash fiction story "Big Wheel Keeps on Turning, Little Wheel Abandoned Its Spouse and Children to Pursue Its Dreams of Becoming a Part-Time Mime in Spain" live at Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow.

1/21/17 Just did an interview with Demethius Jackson about Apocalypse All the Time for the Chapter One Podcast. The episode will be available later in the year.

1/20/17 Gisela Dixon reviewed Apocalypse All the Time for Readers' Favorite.

1/19/17 Books are love reviewed Apocalypse All the Time.

1/18/17 Bailey Riddle reviewed Apocalypse All the Time today at Riddle's Reviews.

1/15/17 Interviewed about Apocalypse All the Time and more at Infinite House of Books today.

1/14/ Velvet Library did a video review of Apocalypse All the Time.

1/14/17 100 Pages a Day reviewed Apocalypse All the Time.

1/13/17 Apocalypse All the Time reviewed at It's a Wonderful Book World.

1/13/17 Apocalypse All the Time featured today at Storeybook Reviews.

1/11/17 Apocalypse All the Time is a spotlight feature today at Celtic Lady's Reviews.

1/10/17 Apocalypse All the Time reviewed at Shelf Life.

1/10/17 Apocalypse All the Time is now an audio book on Audible.

1/9/17 My guest post about the connections between the Cold War of the 80s and Apocalypse All the time is up at The Next Best Book Blog.

1/5/17 Apocalypse All the Time is featured today at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

1/4/17 Apocalypse All the Time is the Spotlight Feature today at Musings from an Addicted Reader.

1/3/17 The Pen & Muse interviewed me today about Apocalypse All the Time.

1/3/17 Rose Wallin reviewed Apocalypse All the Time at Desert Rose.

1/2/17 Michelle Dragalin reviewed Apocalypse All the Time and interviewed me at Writer's Journey.

1/1/17 Apocalypse All the Time is published! Get it in print at Amazon.

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