Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coming soon, "Every Day There is Something About Elephants"-Table of Contents, where they originally appeared and the editors


 Read the lists--did I miss anyone? Also, it's a hell of a list of Journals below, some no longer with us---but some amazing names.


Every Day There is Something About Elephants
From Big Table Books--
Flash Fiction Anthology of work published 2010 - 2018


First of all, I'd like to say, I'm very proud of this anthology. Each and every story was published either online or in print. It was seven years in the making, and spreads back before my sobriety. To think, I didn't believe I could write if I were sober, and seven years later over 100 of the 108 stories were accepted by publications and are included in Every Day There Is Something About Elephants.Also, the range of themes, and styles, within the form of flash fiction, can be found within these pages. Some of my  favorite  pieces are included, and to note:  If We Don't Think, We Will Sleep, How Penguins Break, MentalNotes about Catechism, and Iron Mike Behind Bars. 


The book also includes stories co-written with Teisha Dawn Twomey, and Elizabeth Rawlins--in a process that utilized e-mail and messenger, and sending sentences back and forth via computer.

Another fun thing is the potential of a read along aspect as it originally appeared in this blog. Each time a story was published, I blogged the "story behind the story." It included personal interactions, insights, and cheats for each piece. You can find these through the search box on here or through the google, as a former President used to say.  For example, in the original publication of the story,  Everyday There is So Much About Elephants, you will find the interview I did about it which was published in Smokelong Quarterly. Also, a year after that, there was original artwork that was published in Smokelong's Halloween issue which was inspired by that story. So enjoy.


Table of Contents

1.            Every Day There is so Much About Elephants
2.            Jack
3.            Girl With a Gun
4.            What You Dream About
5.            Continuum
6.            Mental Notes about Catechism
7.            All About Zebras in The Wild
8.            How Penguins Break
9.            Hello Iceman
10.        Tours of Duty
11.        What Are The Reasons They Hang On?
12.        This Tornado Loves You
13.        Loveville
14.        How Do You Love a Capitalist?
15.        Wedding Plans
16.        Their Own Planet
17.        Chiller
18.        Coffee Maker
19.        If We Don’t Think, We Will Sleep
20.        Who’s the Boss?
21.        The Transference of Todd and Lucy
22.        A Circus Story
23.        Aspirations
24.        Some Things You Might Not Have Realized
25.        Action Figures
26.        Becoming a Couple
27.        The Lottery Winner
28.        Absolute Goodbyes
29.        Where (in the) House
30.        Rehabilitation Will Set You Free
31.        Systematic Knowledge
32.        Clarence’s First co-author: Teisha Dawn Twomey
33.        Things About Callie
34.        Where Do You Bury The Survivors?
35.        Being Aesthetically Pleasing co-author: Teisha Dawn Twomey
36.        Simplicity is Beautiful
37.        Sometimes There are Things That Come out of the Darkness
38.        Home Invasion
39.        Fireworks
40.        Multiplicity
41.        Shooting Them Out
42.        Last Call
43.        Channeling
44.        After Receiving a Picture of Dick Butkus via Text Message Co-author: Teisha Dawn Twomey
45.        What Kids are Scared Of
46.        Unhealthy Relationship
47.        The Road Starts 896, Newark, Delaware
48.        A Little Slice Of
49.        What is in the Clouds
50.        Some Sort of Anonymous Meeting co-author: Elizabeth Rawlins
51.        Bonfire
52.        Divided
53.        Not the Stuff of Fairy Tales
54.        The Things We Have
55.        You Buy Too Much Kale
56.        They Covered the Rust Spots with Bumper Stickers
57.        The Soul Must Go On
58.        Leftovers at the Lay’s Factory
59.        Entertaining Just an Option
60.        The Old Place
61.        Closure
62.        Where Did You Come From?
63.        We Measure All This Distance in Longing 
64.        Pole
65.        The Beauty on the Inside
66.        A Dedicated Customer
67.        How It Worked For Them
68.        About a Million Punches
69.          You Deserve Someone
70.          You Have To Splice It Together
71.        Best Fiends
72.        Dear Ashley Ellen Goetz
73.        How It Went Down
74.        Act Naturally
75.        Arms Up to the Sky
76.        No Sex Since Last Spring
77.        Full Moon
78.        Eight Years Later, Charlie Goes to Omaha
79.        I Look At You Through Glass and Water
80.        About Shooting
81.        Bigger Than Charles Atlas co-author: Elizabeth Rawlins
82.        How to Give Dating Advice as a State Social Worker
83.        Sissy Spacek
84.        Tenth Frame Spare
85.        Somewhere On The Edge
86.        Grubs
87.        Twin Gets Just Desserts
88.        You, Heaven
89.        Zig Zag
90.        They Did Not Want to Know
91.        Wine and Cheese with Alexi and Natasha
92.        Pretty Flamingo
93.        Time Away
94.          No. Station
95.        The Prominent Father
96.        The Note 
97.        Interoffice Relations
98.        How She Traded Up on Damnation
99.        How He Was Left
100.    Iron Mike Behind Bars
101.    After the Afterlife
102.    A Modern Form of Disorderly Conduct 
103.    Touching All the Bases
104.    When She Missed the Ice
105.    They
106.    My Pet City
107.    Beautiful Wishes of Joy
108.    Death Pool



Some of these works or versions of these works have appeared in:

63 Channels 
Akashic Books 
Bartleby and Snopes 
Connotation Press
Crack the Spine 
Curbside Splendor 
Dogzplot 
Flash Frontier 
Fried Chicken and Coffee 
Hippo Pants 
In Between Altered States
Ink in Thirds  
JMWW 
Litsnack 
Matchbook
Men in the Company of Women Anthology 
Metazen 
Microw 6 
Monkeybicycle 
Night Train 
Oddball Magazine 
Paragraph Line
Prick of the Spindle 
Pure Slush 
RE: Telling Anthology 
Red Fez 
Right Hand Pointing 
Shalla 
Six Sentences 
Smokelong Quarterly
Suss: Another Literary Journal 
Tell Tale Inklings 
The Midway Journal
The 1 AM Project 
The Big Toe Review 
The Blue Lake Review 
The Breakwater Review 
The Cape Fear Review 
The Criterion 
The Legendary
The Santa Fe Literary Review 
The Waterhouse Review 
Thunderclap 
trnsfr magazine V 
Tuesday Shorts 
U.M.ph.! 
Uno Kudo
Unshod Quills 
Wigleaf  

Some of the Journals' Editors


Aaron Dietz
Alban Fischer
Aleathia Drehmer
Alicia Winski
Amanda Deo
Andrea Gregory
Apryl Skies
Barry Graham
Beth Thomas
Chad Parenteau, 
Christopher Allen
Cynthia Reeser
Dale Wisely, 
Dan Tricarico
Dena Rash Guzman
Dr. Vishwanath Bite
Edward Mullany
Frank Hinton
Gavin Broom
Glen Feulner
Grace Black, 
Jason Wright, 
Jeff Callico
Jen Michalski , 
Jessa Marsh
Jim Parks,
John Sharp, 
Jon Konrath, 
Joshua Michael Stewart
Katie Moore
Kerri Farrell Foley, 
Leah Angstrom, 
Leopold McGinnis
Matt Potter, 
Meg Tuite 
Melissa Studdard
Michael Solender
Michelle Elvy
Mignon Ariel King
Mitchell Waldman
Nathaniel Tower , 
Nicolle Elizabeth
Ralph Pennel, 
Robert McEvily
Robert Vaughn
Rusty Barnes, 
Scott Garson
Shalla DeGuzman
Shya Scanlon
Stefan Kiesbuy
Steven Seighman
Susannah Lawrence
Tara Laskowski , 
Wendy Ellis
and William Walsh.












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