Nouns of Assemblage and Other Suave Fictions

A Pride of Lions! And an Ambush of Tigers! And a Sleuth of Bears! Oh my!

So, even if I hadn’t written a story for this anthology of short fiction inspired by English Collective Nouns put out by local Portland publisher Housefire, I would still be telling you about it because, let’s face it, it’s an amazing idea.

But not only is it an amazing idea, it’s pages happen to be graced by a few of my favorite authors in existence, people I admire hugely like: Riley Michael Parker, Cameron Pierce, J.A. Tyler, Kevin Sampsell, Bradley Sands, Matty Byloos and Robert Grey.

Not to mention that my short story, A Culture of Bacteria, is in here.

Wow, what a deal.

And since we’re on the subject of collective nouns, I propose a new collective noun. A collective noun for authors. And I say that the collective noun for authors should be “A Shit.”

 As in the phrase: “A Shit of Authors.” Not only because authors are the shit, but because a lot of them gathered together can be the shit as well, as demonstrated by Nouns of Assemblage. Plus, I like the way it sounds.

But wait! While you’re ordering Nouns of Assemblage on amazon, you should also order the latest issue of The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction (issue five) which was released last month. My first short story in print appears there. It’s called Earl and it’s about a group of people, all of whom are named Earl, living in a peach grove.

Also, keep in mind that The Dinosaur Apocalypse is coming up on September 15th. SO you should be packing all of your important papers, some clothes and a lot of extra food and water. It’s going to be a hard transition period.

But we’ll have each other. And that’s what counts.


About pterodactylsamurai

Author of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010), Chiaroscuro (2009) and editor of Unicorn Knife Fight Webzine
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