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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Toxic Reality coming soon!

My second collection of short fiction, Toxic Reality, will be a reality within weeks. Joy Sillesen of StonyHill Productions is currently designing the cover and layout, and I'm going through the final edit and selection process,. killing my children with wild abandon. (Read Sandra Seamans' blog on the process she's going through prepping her as-yet-unnamed collection for Snubnose Press here.)

Late one night a few months ago I'd been toying with the idea of writing a title story for the collection and I came up with the story below. Well, not really a story so much as a splat of words that after a good night's sleep I realized should never, ever see print. But it kind of amused me to collect my anxieties in one big rant, so I'm posting it here.  Complete with the groovy font-playing that seemed such a great idea at one in the morning.


Acid rain  
A
Bees dying
Cancer clusters
    C
Deforestation
E-coli
          E
Famine
Genital mutilation
Hole in the ozone
Icebergs melting
    I
John Galliano
Kabul
Love Canal
             L
Mercury poisoning
Norwegian extremists
Oceans dying
   O
Pandemics
Quadriplegia
Radioactive breast milk
        R
Superbugs
Terrorism
   T
Urban blight
Vanishing species
Whale stranding
Xenophobia
                        X
Yeast infections
      Y
Zero-sum mentality
Autism on the rise
BP oil spill
Capital punishment
Ethnic cleansing
Fukishima meltdown
Greenhouse gases
Habitat destruction
Improvised Explosive Devices
                          I
Job losses
Kudzu vine
Lyme Disease
Malaria
Neutron bombs
Overpopulation
Piracy
Q Fever
Road rage
Sun damage
Traffic jams
     T
Upside-down mortgages
Vehicular homicide
War
Xenodermia
Yellow fever
Zombie apocalypse

ACEIL ORTZYIT
TOXIC REALITY

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