The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes

Don’t you hate it when you may (or may not) be trapped endlessly in a Village Inn with your ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, coincidentally your ex-best friend? That’s the kind of day Cassandra is having. In a homogenized world that is left mostly empty so everyone can feel comfortable, The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes explores the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell ourselves about the fictions we tell ourselves. Read More

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The Author is Dead – eBook

A failed suicide, a failed writer, and a failed husband, Ches is tragically depressed–that is, until he finds his muse in punk rocker/ militia-marketer/ free-spirited Thalia. Ches is haunted by Thalia’s ghost–or perhaps a hallucination–and grows obsessed with writing her story…but due to his increasingly erratic behavior, he is quickly self-destructing. The pressures of public school IT work, a middle school revolution, an ex-wife, a crazed father, and an emotional crime spree culminate in a fantastic meta twist, creating a surprising end to this fabulously witty dark comedy.

314 Pages

 

PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR IS DEAD

Those who have attempted something artistic, only to find themselves tempted by a sea of impulsive despair over the eternal-seeming war between art and commerce, will identify head-over-heels with the tragicomic sojourn of Ches Smith’s metafictional protagonist. Read More

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The Author is Dead

A failed suicide, a failed writer, and a failed husband, Ches is tragically depressed–that is, until he finds his muse in punk rocker/ militia-marketer/ free-spirited Thalia. Ches is haunted by Thalia’s ghost–or perhaps a hallucination–and grows obsessed with writing her story…but due to his increasingly erratic behavior, he is quickly self-destructing. The pressures of public school IT work, a middle school revolution, an ex-wife, a crazed father, and an emotional crime spree culminate in a fantastic meta twist, creating a surprising end to this fabulously witty dark comedy.

314 Pages

 

PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR IS DEAD

Those who have attempted something artistic, only to find themselves tempted by a sea of impulsive despair over the eternal-seeming war between art and commerce, will identify head-over-heels with the tragicomic sojourn of Ches Smith’s metafictional protagonist. Read More

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep – eBook

In his previous collection, Not Quite So Stories, David S. Atkinson twisted reality with small absurdities. Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep leaves sanity completely behind, pondering modern life through surreal humorous flash fiction involving Margaret Thatcher, jam appearing in boxers overnight, Gene Roddenberry, and more.

PRAISE FOR ROSES ARE RED

Atkinson (Apocalypse All the Time, 2017, etc.) offers a collection of flash-fiction about subjects ranging from an invasion of aerobic dancers to a tyrannosaur-sized human looking for living space.

Each of the absurdist tales here drops its main characters into bizarre, often surreal situations, with most clocking in at less than two pages in length. Read More

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep

In his previous collection, Not Quite So Stories, David S. Atkinson twisted reality with small absurdities. Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep leaves sanity completely behind, pondering modern life through surreal humorous flash fiction involving Margaret Thatcher, jam appearing in boxers overnight, Gene Roddenberry, and more.

PRAISE FOR ROSES ARE RED

Atkinson (Apocalypse All the Time, 2017, etc.) offers a collection of flash-fiction about subjects ranging from an invasion of aerobic dancers to a tyrannosaur-sized human looking for living space.

Each of the absurdist tales here drops its main characters into bizarre, often surreal situations, with most clocking in at less than two pages in length. Read More

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Enough! Thirty Stories Of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls – ebook

Written over a span of more than 10 years, Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls by Caroline Taylor is an assortment of wry and thoughtful stories about people dealing with life’s surprises. The collection showcases memorable, rich characters coping—or not—with the experiences that life throws at them.

Curve balls have many forms, and so do the ways we handle the ones that life pitches at us.

Praise for Enough!

“Caroline Taylor’s stories are taut, pointed, and consistently intriguing—not to mention potent reminders of the dramatic arcs that shape even the most ordinary lives.”—Louis Bayard, author of Lucky Strike. Read More

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ENOUGH! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls

Written over a span of more than 10 years, Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls by Caroline Taylor is an assortment of wry and thoughtful stories about people dealing with life’s surprises. The collection showcases memorable, rich characters coping—or not—with the experiences that life throws at them.

Curve balls have many forms, and so do the ways we handle the ones that life pitches at us.

Praise for Enough!

“Caroline Taylor’s stories are taut, pointed, and consistently intriguing—not to mention potent reminders of the dramatic arcs that shape even the most ordinary lives.”—Louis Bayard, author of Lucky Strike. Read More

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Over The Moon – ebook

Five years after Sunny finds her Mr. Right, she owns a gourmet soda company and lives in a house in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, Adam, and toddler son. They live a hip, married-with-one-kid existence—until, that is, Sunny gives birth to baby number two.

While fighting postpartum blues, Sunny finds suggestive emails between Adam and a sexy correspondent with whom he is supposedly breaking a huge political scandal. Then his anti-feminist mother turns up as fill-in nanny and homemaking consultant. Is this what happily ever after means after all?

Forced to examine the possible end of her marriage, the collapse of her business, and the sudden illness of her mother-in-law, Sunny realizes how much she has to lose, and attempts to save it all in the way that only Sunny can. Read More

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Over The Moon

Five years after Sunny finds her Mr. Right, she owns a gourmet soda company and lives in a house in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, Adam, and toddler son. They live a hip, married-with-one-kid existence—until, that is, Sunny gives birth to baby number two.

While fighting postpartum blues, Sunny finds suggestive emails between Adam and a sexy correspondent with whom he is supposedly breaking a huge political scandal. Then his anti-feminist mother turns up as fill-in nanny and homemaking consultant. Is this what happily ever after means after all?

Forced to examine the possible end of her marriage, the collapse of her business, and the sudden illness of her mother-in-law, Sunny realizes how much she has to lose, and attempts to save it all in the way that only Sunny can. Read More

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Frog Kisses

Sunny St. Clair is driven to live a successful, status quo life. She should be married. She should have a prestigious job. And, most importantly, she should live a safe distance from her eccentric—and slightly embarrassing—New Age family. Things are going as planned: she’s engaged to a successful man and on her way to becoming an attorney … until she discovers that both her fiancé and her career choice are less than stellar.

When Sunny’s world falls apart, her famous psychic brother, Atlas, encourages her to embark on a new career. And now alone and fearing certain spinsterhood at the ripe age of thirty, she begins a hapless and comic journey to meet Mr. Read More

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Not Quite So Stories – eBook

 

Not Quite So Stories showcases the idea that life is absurd, ultimately beyond comprehension. In each story, people try to understand and explain the world. They may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond their grasp. Life isn’t explainable, and the best people can do is continue on with their lives in the face of that fact. The stories in this collection proceed from this idea, examining how different characters manage – and/or fail – to do this.

After your eBook purchase, you will receive an email with .epub and .mobi versions for download. Read More

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Frog Kisses – eBook

Sunny St. Clair should be married. She should have a prestigious job. And, most importantly, she should live a safe distance from her eccentric —
and slightly embarrassing — New Age family. Things are going as planned: she’s engaged to a successful man and on her way to becoming an attorney… until she discovers that both her fiancé and her career choice are less than stellar. When Sunny’s world falls apart, her famous psychic brother, Atlas, encourages her to embark on a new career. And now alone and fearing certain spinsterhood at the ripe age of twenty-five, she begins a hapless and comic journey to meet Mr. Read More

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Apocalypse All the Time – eBook

Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism. The apocalypse happens on a weekly (if not daily) basis and Marshall is sick of it. Life is constantly in peril, constantly disrupted, but nothing significant every really happens as a result. It’s always handled. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to end. In short, the book explores what about the end times holds such fascination for humanity and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.

David S. Atkinson’s interview with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

After your eBook purchase, you will receive an email with .epub and .mobi versions for download. Read More

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Apocalypse All the Time

Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism. The apocalypse happens on a weekly (if not daily) basis and Marshall is sick of it. Life is constantly in peril, constantly disrupted, but nothing significant every really happens as a result. It’s always handled. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to end. In short, the book explores what about the end times holds such fascination for humanity and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.

David S. Atkinson’s interview with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

Apocalypse All the Time is also available for purchase and instant download as an eBook. Read More

$13.99 Add to cart
Not Quite So Stories

 

Not Quite So Stories showcases the idea that life is absurd, ultimately beyond comprehension. In each story, people try to understand and explain the world. They may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond their grasp. Life isn’t explainable, and the best people can do is continue on with their lives in the face of that fact. The stories in this collection proceed from this idea, examining how different characters manage – and/or fail – to do this.

Not Quite So Stories is also available for purchase and instant download as an eBook. Read More

$9.99 Add to cart