Saturday, October 31, 2009


so i was thinking that i long for a sort of 'infinitude' in what i read lately

i miss a certain respect for the infinite, the incomplete, bottomless, etc.

there is a smaller scope to what i've been reading--there are worlds in sentences, yes, but the sentence is not only found in sound

and it seems like i prefer sentences that are acoustically resonant rather than those that are mathematically plotted or something

i feel like i cannot have a dialogue with most of this stuff, like i cannot collaborate

somebody just offered me free MDMA

happy halloween or something

Friday, October 23, 2009

funny thing

i had a story about a man threatening a plane with terrorism in order to be taken home to his wife, written in an "awkward, angular style" (as i guess i would term it), rejected by a journal because of content that "perpetuates stereotypes." the editor who responded--because the narrator speaks in "broken english," and because the story concerns (though it does not really concern) him performing terroristic activities--assumed that the narrator was i guess middle-eastern, and that i was, in the story, perpetuating stereotypes regarding middle-eastern people and terrorism, when that, in fact, has nothing at all to do with the intended content of the story.

funny, and a little disconcerting.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

upcoming work

i have stuff in december online in the catalonian review, pank, and smokelong quarterly.

what's funny is that the smokelong piece was declined by JMWW, which on its guidelines page declares:

Flash Fiction: We like our flash under 1000. We think that Smokelong Quarterly publishes the best work out there, so if you think they'd like it, chances are we'll like it, too. We might even like it if Smokelong doesn't.

thought that was kind of funny.