Friday, November 23, 2007

SCORCH ATLAS

I spent the last few days finishing my story collection manuscript. I think it is now done. There may be small variations but beginning next week I am entering a new phase. Any recommendation of potential homes continues to be much appreciated.

There are 17 stories in the collection. The longest is 6200 words and the shortest is 400.

On Wednesday I drove 3 hours north of my home to try to meet my family for Thanksgiving but got stuck in hell traffic and rain and garbage and so turned around and went home. During the drive I listened to a recording of William S. Burroughs reading JUNKY. I also made a list of titles for the manuscript. I decided to keep many of them. This is the title of my book:


SCORCH ATLAS: A BELATED PRIMER
or
IN THE YEAR OF CYST & TREMOR
or
IN THE YEAR OF WORM & WILTING
or
OBLITERATIA
or
A BLOOM OF BLUE MOLD ALONG THE BACKBONE

or
A SLIP OF TONGUE IN THE YEAR OF YEAST
or
HIDE HIS EYES IN THE HIVE BLANKET
or
ILBLISSUM AKVISS NOEBLEERUM IGLITT PEEM
or
________
or
NO WINDOW
or
SPOKE INTO THE SOFT SKIN OF THE MOTHER
or
WANT FOR WISH FOR NOWHERE
or
COMA OCEAN
or
GOODNIGHT.


The title will probably continue to get longer.
I am finished with the rest.
Now's the hard part.

7 comments:

Mike Young said...

Titular orgy.

Prathna Lor said...

________

Josh Maday said...

You might want to check Fiction Collective 2 if you haven't already.

That is a fantastic title. More nodes for consideration:

INDEFINITE COPULATION
or
THE BLAKE BUTLER READER
or
COITUS INTERUPTUS
or
PULLING OUT
or
SOMETHING SEXUAL
or

BLAKE BUTLER said...

BOBBING FOR DICK APPLES IN THE NARROW TROUGH OF NO SIMULTANEOUS SHEESH

jereme said...

HOT ANAL JOUSTING

or

BONER SUPREMECY

or

MOONPIE NIPPLES AND MARSHMALLOW TITTIES

BLAKE BUTLER said...

DICK TENT is the new title.

Josh Maday said...

Yes, that is a good title. It will sell many copies.