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Colorado Book Review

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep by David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson’s latest short story collection, Roses Are Red, Violets Are Stealing Loose Change from My Pockets While I Sleep, can best be described as one hundred Mad Libs filled in by someone on LSD while trapped in a Skate City on “Disco Night” circa 1987. David has given his inner absurdist the keys to the kingdom here, with varying degrees of success. Read straight through, some of the stories start to feel a bit formulaic — start off with a paragraph that includes K

Apocalypse All The Time by David S. Atkinson

Sometime in the near future the world has become a dystopian society where apocalypses of all sizes and magnitude are a normal part of life’s routine.  Unlike other post-apocalyptic fiction, the world of Apocalypse All the Time is collapsing from every kind of imaginable horror – impact apocalypses, nuclear, climate change, zombie, and even alien invasion apocalypses.  Marshall is sick of it.  Life is constantly in danger and continually disrupted by one apocalypse or another

 

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