Friday, August 6, 2010

Chicago Dreamin' Part 1 - POINT Z

I'm looking ahead, Chicago dreamin', to Chicago, and my new life.

But that might be a little boring at first, and there's going to be a big learning curve, and it'll be stressful, so I decided to step up my dreamin' and go from Point A to Point Z!

In two and a half years time, I will have a collection of short stories that I will be trying to sell. There will be about ten stories inside, with a couple essays, and even two or three poems. But let's skip that process too - writing and selling writing isn't fun to write about.

What's fun is TITLES. I've narrowed it down to 4 titles for my future short story collection. This is Point Z.

Here they are:

Some Things You Just Don't Talk About

This Is What It Means To Be Displaced

You Always Say That

Everything Will Be Just Fine As Long As You Do It Yourself

Look for one of these titles on your I-Pad.4 or Kindle 3000 as you zoom through the city on your jet pack, over the post-apocolyptic landscape of 2013.



  1. Can I steal some of these titles for my short stories?? I really love them!

    P.S. Have you read "No One Belongs Here More Than You?" Its a book of short stories by Miranda July, who is like my favorite person ever and I think she should be yours, too. I think you'd really like her, Tom.

  2. I'll definitely check her out, I've been reading as many short stories as I can lately so I can steal their ideas! Remember: Check out AMY HEMPEL - especially her story, "In the Cemetary Where Al Jolson is Buried". It will change your life. Oh, and it's TIM...again...TIM.