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12/6/19 My flash story "People Go On and On About the Cholesterol Benefits of Cheerios But No One Wants to Talk About How Many Hamsters They Execute As Part of Their Annual Company Picnic Sack Race Awards Ceremony" is live in Spelk!

11/21/19 Just got word that my flash story "People Go On and On About the Cholesterol Benefits of Cheerios But No One Wants to Talk About How Many Hamsters They Execute As Part of Their Annual Company Picnic Sack Race Awards Ceremony" is to be published December 6, 2019 in Spelk.

9/17/19 My flash fiction story "Fever When You Kiss Me, Fever When You Contract Diphtheria and Perish in an Antiquated Nebraska Farmhouse Because People Keep Refusing to Vaccinate Their Teenage Goth Children Before Letting Them Watch Old Cannonball Run Movies" is live in issue seven of Cherry Magazinehttps://rottengirlpressdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/cherry-issue-7.pdf

9/5/19 Just got word that my flash fiction story "Fever When You Kiss Me, Fever When You Contract Diphtheria and Perish in an Antiquated Nebraska Farmhouse Because People Keep Refusing to Vaccinate Their Teenage Goth Children Before Letting Them Watch Old Cannonball Run Movies" has been accepted for the fall 2019 issue of Cherry Magazine.

8/9/19 Hear me read "Gummy Candies May be the Fourth State of Matter, But That’s Only After They’ve Been Admitted to the Union" from Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep on episode 16 of the Digging Through Podcast.

6/2/19 My flash fiction story "I Tried to Juice my Fruit Dehydrator and Caused a Temporal Anomaly that Broke the Universe" is live in issue six of Cherry Magazine.

5/24/9 Just got word that Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep is the winner for Humor in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards

5/14/19 Nancy Stohlman interviewed me about Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep as part of her So You Wrote a Book? series.

5/11/19 Just got word that my flash fiction story "I Tried to Juice my Fruit Dehydrator and Caused a Temporal Anomaly that Broke the Universe" has been accepted for the June issue of Cherry Magazine.

4/12/19 My flash story "Washington Crossing the Language Barrier to Get to the Other Side of Pecos Street" is live at Punch Drunk Presshttps://punchdrunkpress.com/2019/04/12/washington-crossing-the-language-barrier-by-david-s-atkinson/

3/18/19 Patrick Lofgren wrote a stellar review of Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep over at The Lit Pub.

3/10/19 My flash story "We're Still Debating Whether 'Mud' was Really the Name of the Doctor Versus the Monster or if it was What he Called his Sled Since Those Tapes are Due Back to Blockbuster on Thursday" is live in Potato Soup Journal.

2/23/19 My flash story "We're Still Debating Whether 'Mud' was Really the Name of the Doctor Versus the Monster or if it was What he Called his Sled Since Those Tapes are Due Back to Blockbuster on Thursday" was accepted for Potato Soup Journal. Should appear March 10.

2/11/19 Kurt Baumeister interviewed me for his Six Ridiculous Questions series over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

1/10/19 My flash story "Transference is a Significant Psychological Problem Requiring Extensive Therapy but Most Will Simply Learn to Live with it Since Magic Lanterns are so Darn Cool" is live in KLEFT JAW ISSUE #14.1 as part of the ispecial 2 day 2 mini issue event.

1/8/19 Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep is now available as an audiobook on Audible.

1/4/19 My flash story "I Bet 'Begat' Means Something Naughty" is live in Issue 9 Winter 2019 of Door is a Jar Magazine

12/23/18 Just got word that my flash story "Transference is a Significant Psychological Problem Requiring Extensive Therapy but Most Will Simply Learn to Live with it Since Magic Lanterns are so Darn Cool" has been accepted for KLEFT JAW ISSUE #14.

12/14/18 My flash story "Syndication Washes All the Color Out of Life but it Still Beats Emptying the Dishwasher Any Day" is live in Five 2 One Magazine's #thesideshow

12/14/18 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" is live in Flash Fiction Friday at Bizarro Central

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.

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

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

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