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wet sugar.pdf

Wet Sugar was originally published in Litragger and included in the collection Tell God I Don't Exist.
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Birds and Other Things We Placed in Our Hearts.pdf

Birds and Other things We Placed In Our Hearts was originally published by Necessary fiction and has been republished numerous times since then.
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Biker Queen Fishing Story.pdf

Biker Queen Fishing Story won 3rd place in the Baltimore City Paper's fiction contest and ended up in Tell God I Don't Exist.
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The Murdered Ghost.pdf

The Murdered Ghost was originally published at Akashic Books.
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About Timmy

Baltimore City

Timmy Reed is a writer, teacher, and native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BA from College of Charleston, where he worked for the Crazyhorse literary journal, and his MFA from University of Baltimore. Timmy is the author of the books Tell God I Don’t Exist (Underrated Animals Press), The Ghosts That Surrounded Them (Dig That Book Co.), Miraculous Fauna (Underground Voices), Star Backwards (Dostoyevsky Wannabe), IRL(Outpost 19), and Kill Me Now (Counterpoint Press) as well as a couple of... more

Kill Me Now: A Novel

Forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in January 2018:

Miles Lover is an imaginative but insecure adolescent skateboarder with an unfortunate nickname, about to face his first semester of high school in the fall. In Kill Me Now, Miles exists in a liminal space—between junior high and high school, and between three houses: his mother’s, his father’s, and the now vacant house his family used to call home in a leafy, green neighborhood of north Baltimore. Miles struggles against his parents, his younger identical twin sisters, his probation officer, his old friends, his summer reading list, and his personal essay assignment (having to keep a journal). More than anything, though, he wrestles with himself and the fears that come with growing up.

It’s not until Miles begins a mutually beneficial friendship with a new elderly neighbor—whom his sisters spy on and suspect of murder—that he begins to find
some understanding of lives different than his own, of the plain acceptance of true friends, and, maybe, just a little of himself in time to start a whole new year. When you’re green, you grow, he learns. But when you’re ripe, you rot.

Advanced Praise:

“Reed convincingly writes a three-dimensional teenager whose self-consciousness, emotions, and hormones threaten to crush him . . . A coming-of-age story capturing male adolescence in all its disgusting, irrational, and messy glory.” —Kirkus Reviews

“What distinguishes the book is Miles’ voice: introspective, self-aware, wry, and honest . . . The result is a delightful coming-of-age story.” —Booklist

“Reed captures all the hilarious grossness of being a teenage boy in this solid coming-of-age story.” —Publishers Weekly

“There was Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, then J. D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, and now there is Timmy Reed’s Miles Lover, the irrepressible narrator of Kill Me Now, which is itself a funny, compassionate, and twisted take on the coming-of-age novel.” —Michael Kimball, author of Us, Big Ray, and Dear Everybody

“Kill Me Now could be the story of Huckleberry Finn’s trip to Hell . . . or no, just the seamier sides of Baltimore—not so much the mean streets of The Wire as the postapocalyptic working-class neighborhoods of Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill. Miles Lover . . . is as crusty a kid as they come, with a taste for strains of trouble that would stagger an adult. But as much as he thinks of himself as a moron, his perceptions of the weird world he lives in are subtly and precisely nuanced, and his story, inside its scaly carapace, has a surprisingly tender heart. At a deeper level, Timmy Reed’s arresting novel puts me in mind of Frantz Fanon: LE REBELLE (dur). Mon nom: offensé; mon prénom: humilié; mon état: révolté; mon âge: l’âge de la pierre.” —Madison Smartt Bell, author of Behind the Moon

Kill Me Now is the answer to all the literary fiction that ever bored you . . . A guide book on how to cheat death, smoke bowls, tre flip in the pouring rain. Tough, honest, beautiful in only the way the unashamed ever are. Kill Me Now is an M-80 in an open palm, fuse lit, world holding its breath.” —Bud Smith, author of Work and F 250

“Timmy Reed is one of the best. In Kill Me Now, he has created one of the great teenage narrators of our time. Like a modern version of Updike’s Sammy, Miles Lover is part philosopher, part screwup, and part skateboarding prince of Baltimore. He’s wild and buzzing and will say almost anything. Including the truth.” —Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book, Hill William, and Crapalachia

“Timmy Reed writes like a whacked-out angel. Miles Lover is the perfect everykid, overlooked and underestimated and so sharply observant it makes you wince a little. I loved this book.” —Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World and May We Shed These Human Bodies

With tenderness and tenacity, Timmy Reed’s prose—written in a confessional tone via Miles’s journal—captures the anguish and grit of adolescence, and the potential that comes with growing up.

Miraculous Fauna

Miraculous Fauna is a novel published in Los Angeles in 2015 by Underground Voices Press. Here is the link:

http://www.undergroundvoices.com/MiraculousFauna.html

“No one writes like Timmy Reed; he has a haunting, unique voice that sticks hard and fast in your head. Miraculous Fauna is freaky in the very best way. You’ll glide straight through to the tender and enchanting end.” – Jessica Anya Blau, author of The WonderBread Summer and Drinking Closer to Home

“Miraculous Fauna is nothing less than a miracle of a novel: beautifully strange and richly moving. Timmy Reed continues to create worlds that I long to get lost in, and this novel is no exception. Start reading, and soon you’ll want to get lost in Miraculous Fauna too.” – Laura van den Berg, author of Isle of Youth and Find Me

“Timmy Reed’s sense of detail and description astounds me and makes me jealous, that he threads so much of that through this Miraculous Fauna is nothing short of, well, miraculous. Baby Rachel is a beautiful monster and the novel is full of great compassion. Miraculous Fauna is one of the most fantastic and one of the most fucked up novels I’ve read in years.” – Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray, Us,and Dear Everybody

“Robots will never replicate the imaginative heart and soul in a Timmy Reed creation. Very few authors can make me sincerely say awwww after one sentence, then giggle in the next. The magic in Miraculous Fauna does this within celebrity-culture-infatuated backdrop that takes the reader inside and outside the experience of reality.” – Tracy Dimond, author of Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today and I Want Your Tan

“Bobbi is a multidimensional, finely drawn character; the plot surrounding her years of road-tripping with Rachel is compelling; and the themes present throughout the novel are affecting and thought-provoking, clearly stated without sinking into heavy-handedness.” – Miranda Fisher, Fields Magazine

“And in Miraculous Fauna, Timmy Reed has given us a parable of our zombified lives.”

– Michael Tager, JMWW

I.R.L.

IRL is a novella published in San Francisco by Outpost 19 Books. Here is the link: http://outpost19.com/IRL/

In Timmy Reed’s novella IRL, a lonely social media addict, unemployed and short on rent, logs off and shuts down in the middle of an ugly job search. Alone in mid-town Baltimore, where he’s mostly been online, he takes a little stay-cation. Just a little time, in real life. See what he can get his hands into, see what he can dig up.

Advance praise for IRL

"Timmy Reed is one of the most original prose stylists to come down the pike in the last couple of decades, but there’s more to his work than just style, and that 'more' includes a remarkable emotional honesty. In a hundred unexpected ways, I.R.L. lets you know just what it feels like to live in this weird world we share."

– Madison Smartt Bell

"I.R.L. is probably the best book I've ever read about someone who's addicted to the Internet, and showing what constantly being connected does to how we think, feel, and act. And this book is pretty funny while at the same time being deeply disturbing. Every time I read more Reed I want to keep reading more Reed. You will too."

– Jamie Iredell

Star Backwards

Star Backwards is a satirical novel aimed at the early years of the 2000's, especially focusing on celebrity, reality television, self-identity, and family life. It was published in England in 2015 by Dostoyevsky Wannabe Press.

In the early 2000's, we find our hero - Mathias Canopy (aka Peter Batton), the host of a scandalous reality game show called $ell Your $oul - feeling lost amid tabloid rumors, contract re-negotiations, staged love affairs, a new name, a new face, escort services, camera crews, loved ones, blood loss and diarrhea. When he comes back home to Baltimore he rediscovers his family, who rediscover their prodigal son and sibling in the meantime. Every now and then, you have to $ell Your $oul to get a new one...or not.

Here is the link: http://www.dostoyevskywannabe.com/original/star_backwards

Stray/Pest

Stray/Pest contains two short stories about relationships between animals and humans, specifically teenage humans. If you are a fan of bugs, panthers, or teenagers, this book is the one for you. If you enjoy talking animals - and teenagers - in general, you will not be disappointed. If none of these things interest you - even if they repulse you due to some kind of allergy or phobia - fear not! These stories are about a whole lot more than that, too.

Here is the link: http://bottlecap-press.myshopify.com/products/straypest

  • Stray/Pest

    This is the entire text of Stray/Pest, a 2-story, 60-page chapbook released in 2015 by St. Louis' Bottlecap Press (Learn more here:http://bottlecap-press.myshopify.com/products/straypest)
    PDF icon Stray/Pest

The Ghosts That Surrounded Them

The Ghosts That Surrounded Them is a novel published in Nashville in 2014. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-That-Surrounded-Them/dp/0990775534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483983512&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ghosts+that+surrounded+them+timmy+reed

"Reminiscent of Shane Jones and Kevin Brockmeier, but with a style all its own, Timmy Reed’s The Ghosts That Surrounded Them is a history of the unseen world, a beautifully written surreal meditation on life and death, the distances that surround us all, and the beauty of life. Reed is a real talent. I devoured this book in a single sitting, and it stayed with me like few others." -CL Bledsoe, author of Man of Clay

"Timmy Reed, in the vein of Matt Bell and Blake Butler, is the literary world's next exciting wordsmith, but it is the tender care of his subjects--fragile, human ones--for which he will really be remembered." -Jen Michalski, author of The Tide King and Could You Be With Her Now

"Timmy Reed has a strange and wonderful imagination, one of the results of which is the beautifully haunted world of The Ghosts That Surrounded Them, a short novel that reads like a fake handbook of the world with a particular emphasis on the fascinatinghistory of ghosts and reminds the reader of the inescapable tragedy of the human condition." -Michael Kimball author of Big Ray and Dear Everybody

Tell God I Don't Exist

Tell God I Don't Exist is a collection of short stories from Underrated Animals Press.

“Timmy Reed’s stories are so strange and so funny that it’s impossible to stop reading them. There is a great imagination at work in Tell God I Don’t Exist and I’m grateful to have been a witness to it.”

- Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray and Dear Everybody

“If George Saunders and Russell Edson had a baby he’d probably grow up to write like Timmy Reed. These stories are beautifully haunting, surprisingly bizarre, and wonderfully imaginative. It is a joy to read such fresh and mind-bending prose.”

- Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home and The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

- Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

“If Aesop’s Fables every decided to get weird, really weird, they’d look a lot like Tell God I Don’t Exist.”

- Beach Sloth (Full Review: http://beachsloth.blogspot.com/2013/04/tell-god-i-dont-exist-by-timmy-re...)

“If you come to this book with expectations of what a short story should be, prepare to have them pleasantly, if fleetingly, defied. If you go in with no expectations, then congratulations, you may be one of the few people who don’t need art like this.”

- Baltimore City Paper (Full Review: http://citypaper.com/arts/books/book-review-em-tell-god-i-don-8217-t-exi...)

“The prose itself is refreshingly unique. The sentences layer themselves into often-unexpected situations, expressing themselves with a clarity that never makes you feel lost, despite the rabbit holes (or perhaps mole tunnels) that they often lead you through. The experiences in each feel tangible, despite the dream-like way in which they often unfold.”

- Rachel Wooley, Monologging (Full Review: http://monologging.org/?p=1431)

  • Tell God I Don't Exist

    A PDF of the book's text and inside layout.
    PDF icon Tell God I Don't Exist
  • City Paper Review

    Screenshot of Baltimore City Paper's review of Tell God I Don't Exist. To read the full article, go here: http://citypaper.com/arts/books/book-review-em-tell-god-i-don-8217-t-exist-em-1.1532044
  • Tell God I Don't Exist

    Tell God I Don't Exist is a collection of short stories. Here is what folks are saying about it: “Timmy Reed’s stories are so strange and so funny that it’s impossible to stop reading them. There is a great imagination at work in Tell God I Don’t Exist and I’m grateful to have been a witness to it.” - Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray and Dear Everybody “If George Saunders and Russell Edson had a baby he’d probably grow up to write like Timmy Reed. These stories are beautifully haunting, surprisingly bizarre, and wonderfully imaginative.
  • Tell God I Don't Exist

    My collection of short stories, published in 2013. Here is a link to the website: http://underratedanimals.wordpress.com/tell-god-i-dont-exist/

Stories

Stories

BELOW IS A LIST OF RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS, with links to places where you can read or buy them:

One Image, One Hundred Voices Project: My piece of flash fiction, Summer They Began to
Ride Me, was recently included in the One Image, One Hundred Voices Project. Read it here: http://oneimage-onehundredvoices.com/?page_id=96

Atticus Review: My short story, Pebble, is forthcoming from Atticus Review. Stay tuned. Here is a link to their site: http://atticusreview.org

Tell God I Don’t Exist: http://underratedanimals.wordpress.com/tell-god-i-dont-exist/

Baltimore City Paper 2013 Annual Fiction Contest: My story, Surviving the Warm Months, won Third Place in the Baltimore City Paper’s Annual Fiction Contest. Here is a link: http://citypaper.com/news/surviving-the-warm-months-1.1592033

Everyday Genius: My story, Salad Days, was Publishing Genius’ Everyday Genius in December, guest edited by Amy McDaniel. Here is a link: http://www.everyday-genius.com/2013/12/timmy-reed.html

theNewerYork: We Made Knives is out at theNewerYork. Check out their website here: http://www.theneweryork.com/eeel/

Everyday Genius: I have a story in Everyday Genius, this month guest-edited by the fine folks at Artichoke Haircut. The story is called School Spirit is for Suckers. Here is a link: http://www.everyday-genius.com/2013/11/timmy-reed.html

Greying Ghost Press: My short story, In The Land of Lawnmowers, is out as a pamphlet that comes with your purchase when you buy beautiful books from Greying Ghost Press or go to any of their events. I will also have some in Baltimore for those who are interested. Here is a link to their website: http://greyingghost.tumblr.com

Alice Blue Review: Men Digging Holes in Their Backyards will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of Alice Blue Review. Here is a link to their website: http://www.alicebluereview.org

Heavy Feather Review: A piece of prose written in the form of meeting minutes, Minutes From Meeting of Afterdeath Board of Directors, is forthcoming from Heavy Feather Review in January 2014. Here is a link to their website: http://heavyfeatherreview.com

Hidden Clearing Books: The Bridge, a piece of microfiction, is scheduled to be published in a postcard edition by Hidden Clearing Books. http://www.hiddenclearingbooks.com

Affectionate: I have a piece called Size Appropriateness in Issue #2 of Affectionate. http://issuu.com/xoaffectionate/docs/issue2/36?e=8424495%2F4283725

Have U Seen My Whale: Humming Birds, The Day My Eyes Spilled Out Like Candy, and The Anti-Wind Ordeal came out in Have U Seen My Whale #6. Here is the link: http://haveuseenmywhale6.tumblr.com/timmyreed

Seltzer's First Anthology: I am excited that Seltzer has included my story, Ruins, which previously appeared on their website and in my collection, Tell God I Don't Exist, in their first anthology, available here: http://www.atomicbooks.com/index.php/literature/journals/seltzer-1.html

Plorkology: Starfish, which first appeared in my collection, Tell God I Don't Exist, will be republished as a part of University of Baltimore's new anthology, Plorkology, in September 2013. http://bookiness.wordpress.com/plork-press/

Skydeer Helpking: I have a piece called The Gentle Ghost of My Right Arm coming out in SkyDeer Helpking, the new annual print anthology put out by Love Symbol Press, the book creation arm of Red Lightbulbs. Here is a link to their site: http://skydeer.info

Hidden City Quarterly: I have a story called Enemy Territory at Hidden City Quarterly. Read it here: http://hcquarterly.com/?page_id=129

Akashic Books: My story, The Murdered Ghost, was featured in Akashic's Mondays are Murder series, here: http://www.akashicbooks.com/the-murdered-ghost-by-timmy-reed/

Keep This Bag Away From Children: Hunting Water Bears in KTBAFC. Here is a link: http://keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com/?p=2753

Espresso Ink: My very short story, The Skeleton Family Reunion, appears in Espresso Ink V later this summer. The issue also features an audio CD of the authors (me included) reading their work. Stay tuned! Here is a link to their site: http ://www.inkpressproductions.com

Vol. 1 Brooklyn: My story, There Was a Family, came out at Vol. 1 Brooklyn on June 9. Here is a link: http://www.vol1brooklyn.com/2013/06/09/sunday-stories-there-was-a-family/

Sadcore Dadwave: I have two stories forthcoming from Sadcore Dadwave, Sponge and Everything is Fine. Here is a link to their website: http://sadcoredadwave.tumblr.com

Blank Space Press: My short story, The Big Question, is out as an e-book from Blank Space Press. Read it here: http://www.blankspacepress.com/uploads/1/9/2/2/19224283/thebigquestion.pdf

Artichoke Haircut: The Job You Quit Can Be Your Own was published in the Spring 2013 issue of Artichoke Haircut. Here’s their website: http://www.artichokehaircut.com

Keep This Bag Away From Children: My story, An Annual Remembrance of the Saltwater Kingdom, came out from Keep This Bag Away From Children: http://keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com/?p=1932

The Chaffey Review: My personal essay, Art Therapy, will be coming out in the next issue (# 10) of The Chaffey Review. In the meantime, here is a link to their website: http://chaffeyreview.tumblr.com

The Cupboard: The Cupboard published, Deep Empty Wells of Information, in their online Sideboard section. Here is a link: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/deep-empty-wells-of-information-by-ti...

Heavy Feather Review: My story, The Spider’s Eggs, in Heavy Feather Review, Volume 2.1. In print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/brandon-amico-and-jeremy-behreandt-and-daniel-j... and digitally for your Kindle or Kindle app: http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Feather-Review-2-1-ebook/dp/B00B3MLB8E/ or your Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heavy-feather-review-21-francine-j-harri...

Literary Animals: Check out my story, Animal Hospitality, at Literary Animals. Stay warm. http://literaryanimals.com/2012/12/23/flash-fiction-by-timmy-reed/

gorge: I have a story called Whiskers included as part of Pure Slush’s print anthology, a novel-in-stories, gorge. Buy it here: http://pureslush.webs.com/atasteofgorge.htm

Cobalt: I am thrilled to have my short story about mole-tending, called Moles, in the Winter 2012 issue of Cobalt. http://www.cobaltreview.com/general/2012/12/09/moles/
Black Heart Magazine: Rebecca. http://blackheartmagazine.com/2012/11/26/rebecca-by-timmy-reed/

Seltzer: Check out my story, Ruins, in Issue III of Seltzer. http://www.seltzerzine.com/2012/10/24/ruins/ or buy their first print collection, which also features Ruins, here: http://www.atomicbooks.com/index.php/zines-magazines/seltzer-1.html

The Rusty Nail: The Rusty Nail re-published my short story, Biker Queen Fishing Story, originally published by the Baltimore City Paper as the third place winner of their 2011 Annual Fiction Contest. Here is the link: http://www.rustynailmag.com/bikerqueentreed.html#.URqlzqnl1FI And here is a link to where you can purchase the full issue in print: http://www.amazon.com/The-Rusty-Nail-April-2013/dp/1484132270/

Black Balloon Publishing: I rewrote Celine’s Death on the Installment Plan as a haiku and won Black Balloon Publishing’s haiku contest. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=622903381055564&set=a.3659314700...

Press 53 Fifty-Three Word Short Story Contest: Here is a link to my untitled winning story about a tortoise: http://press53.tumblr.com/post/30520064748/53-word-story-winner-8-23-8-2...

Everyday Genius: I have a piece of flash fiction, Rendezvous, in the September issue of Everyday Genius, guest edited by Michael Kimball. Here is a link to their site: http://www.everyday-genius.com/2012/09/timmy-reed.html

UP Literature: check out my story I Will End and The Planet Will End but I Will End First and For That I Am Jealous of The Earth in Issue 5 of Up Literature. Here is a link: http://upliterature.com/i-will-end-and-the-planet-will-end-but-i-will-en...

Connotation Press: Three pieces of flash fiction, We Are Always Digging, After The Storms, and The Earth Was a Living Thing, out at Connotation Press, here: http://connotationpress.com/fiction/1590-timmy-reed-fiction

The Rusty Nail: I have a story, The Life and Times of Sneaky Pete, online after the link and forthcoming in print, from The Rusty Nail. It’s about a ninja. http://www.rustynailmag.com/sneakypetetreed.html

Monologging: My Furniture. This is an essay I did as a collaboration with the artist and craftsman Wesley Burdett for Monologging. Both pieces appeared as part of the event Gallery Night II. http://monologging.org/?page_id=610

Gone Lawn # 7: Lullaby http://journal.gonelawn.net/issue7/Reed.php http://journal.gonelawn.net/issue7/glj_current.php

Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! # 15: I wrote an essay for Baltimore’s favorite zine called Pulling Teeth: 32 Meditations After a Trip to the American Dental Museum. Here’s the link to where you can buy a copy: http://www.atomicbooks.com/index.php/smile-hon-youre-in-baltimore-15.html

Baltimore City Paper 2011 Annual Fiction Contest, Third Place: Biker Queen Fishing Story recently won Third Place in the Baltimore City Paper 2011 Annual Fiction Contest. Read the story and check out the accompanying illustration by Hawk Krall here: http://citypaper.com/special/fictionpoetry/biker-queen-fishing-story-1.1...

Pretend Genius’ Write This: Bioluminescence was recently published by Pretend Genius’ Write This journal. Here is the link: http://www.writethis.com/bio.html

Pure Slush: Read my story, Birds, and an author interview about my favorite color here at
Pure Slush: http://pureslush.webs.com/birds.htm

Spilt Milk: Read my story, Water into Dust, in issue six, the Intervention issue, of Spilt Milk magazine. The story is part of a bigger work called Me, Retard and its semi-autobiographical. Way semi. Here’s the link: http://spiltmilkmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/01/

The Bicycle Review: Read my short story, Community, in issue 12 of The Bicycle Review. You can read it online, here: http://www.thebicyclereview.net/-12.html

Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #14: New essay called Creatures in Mirror Are Often Closer Than They Appear. You can pick this or any other issue of Smile, Hon that I appear in your local independent bookstore (if you live in, like, Baltimore, Portland, San Francisco, or Chicago or something) or you can purchase one directly from the publisher right here: http://www.eightstonepress.com/hon/index.htm

Artichoke Haircut: To learn how uncomfortable the hired help makes me feel, pick up a copy of Artichoke Haircut #2 and read my story The Maids Make Me Uncomfortable (In High-Grade Silk). You can buy it at Atomic Books, Minas, or online, here: http://www.artichokehaircut.com/

Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! Waste Issue: Check out my story, A List of Unappreciated Whatever, in the Waste issue. http://www.eightstonepress.com/hon/honwaste.htm

Smile, Hon You’re in Baltimore! Sex Issue: Read my story, Portrait of a Virgin Mother, in
Smile, Hon, You’re in Flagrante! Get it here: http://www.eightstonepress.com/hon/honsex.htm

Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! #12: City of Firsts: http://www.eightstonepress.com/hon/hon12.htm

Brown Mega Corporation Arts Newsletter: My Twitter fiction regularly comprises the Micro-Fiction section of this mega corporation’s official Arts Newsletter. All hail, Brown Mega. http://issuu.com/bmcan/docs/brownmegaartsnewsletter_july_-_december_2012_–_nu?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage

Video/Audio

Birds is a piece of flash fiction, originally published by the Australian journal, Pure Slush, on which Carabella Sands and I collaborated to create a live action/stop-motion animated video and soundtrack for. Here is a link to the published poem (http://pureslush.webs.com/birds.htm) and to the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgN5l1ppDSY)

SNELS is a short film I wrote and directed, starring Carabella Sands, Juliana Converse, and Nicholas Rengarts. the plot concerns to mas-wearing adult children who inhabit a world of alleys, where their occupation is to scribble inane and nonsensical graffiti for the general public (who they rarely encounter) to misunderstand. After discovering a firearm, they are given a stern lesson by a tall blonde vamp clad in leather.

  • Biker Queen Fishing Story

    Biker Queen Fishing Story was originally published as the Third Place Winner of Baltimore City Paper's 2011 Annual Fiction Contest (http://citypaper.com/special/fictionpoetry/biker-queen-fishing-story-1.1238511), then republished in print and online at The Rusty Nail (http://www.rustynailmag.com/aboutus.html#.UtXD7BbYeR8) It is included in my collection of short stories, Tell God I Don't Exist, available here: http://underratedanimals.wordpress.com/tell-god-i-dont-exist/
  • The Stoop Storytelling Series

    This is a recording of me telling a story about my childhood summers on Martha's Vineyard at Center Stage for the Stoop Storytelling Series' event, Campfire Tales: Stories of panty raids, bug juice, and wet hot American summers.
  • Cutty Spot Interview

    Matthew Sherling sent me some question about my book, Tell God I Don't Exist, and I answered them awkwardly in my pajamas. Here is a link: http://cuttyspot.tumblr.com/post/70589069740/timmy-reed-video-interview-response-i-sent
  • The Skeleton Family Reunion

    Originally published in print and audio as part of Espresso Ink V.
  • SNELS

    SNELS is a short film I wrote and directed, starring Carabella Sands, Juliana Converse, and Nicholas Rengarts. The plot concerns two mask-wearing adult children who inhabit a world of alleys, where their occupation is to scribble inane and nonsensical graffiti for the general public (who they rarely encounter) to misunderstand. After discovering a firearm, they are given a stern lesson by a tall blonde vamp clad in leather. This results in a newfound acceptance of their lives through doing nothing.
  • BIRDS

    Birds is a piece of flash fiction, originally published by the Australian journal, Pure Slush, on which Carabella Sands and I collaborated to create a live action/stop-motion animated video and soundtrack for. Here is a link to the published poem http://pureslush.webs.com/birds.htm And to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgN5l1ppDSY
  • Birds and Other Things We Placed in Our Hearts (Film Trailer)

    The trailer for the short film based on my short story, Birds and Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts, is out for your viewing pleasure. The film is being produced by in Chicago by Saeedah Zahrah and the Columbia University film department.