M.Bookin

Matthew Bookin lives in Buffalo, NY.

His work has been featured in Shabby Doll House, Metazen, Everyday Genius, Cage Match, & Keep This Bag Away From Children.

"Hex" can be read HERE.

"No Rapture" can be read HERE.

mbookin[AT]gmail[DOT]com

@mbookin

Jul 14
“Old friends, old lovers; I’m about to drop some of the realest shit of all time into your laps. Okay? Listen - I’ve been saving a lasagna in my freezer that my Grandmother made over 20 years ago. It’s my favorite food in the whole world and it’s the very last one in existence. Nana’s gone, but this one perfect lasagna remains. When things get too bad, which they will, I’m going to gently unthaw that lasagna. I’m going to pour myself a tall glass of good red wine or whatever I can afford. And by candle light I’m going to cram as much of that fucking pasta into my mouth as I can until my throat seals up and then BAM! No more problems!” Matthew Bookin, quarter 04 (via bobschofield)

Jul 7

bobschofield:

quarter 04 is alive.

Check it out.

Thanks to Jill Tomasettimyshoesuntied, kellyschirmann, carabellasands, iheartfailure, Jackson Nieuwlandkdecember, eleanorhazard, mbookin, and angry-comics for making my job easy by being such talented badasses!

(via shabbydollhouse)


I have a new story in Plain Wrap Press’ Quarter 04.
www.plainwrappress.com
(all thanks to Bob Schofield)

I have a new story in Plain Wrap Press’ Quarter 04.

www.plainwrappress.com

(all thanks to Bob Schofield)


Jun 10
I read this at least once a day.

I read this at least once a day.


bushwickreview:

This is a recap of last month’s short story month. For May, National Short Story Month, The Bushwick Review featured a short story (almost!) every day on this tumblr, all by living writers. The picture above is from an event at Mellow Pages Library, hosted by the nice folks from Pioneers Press. I read a couple of the short story posts from this tumblr and then after reading each selected post, I gave a book that had that short story in it away. It was fun!
Here were the stories for each day. The date links to the post and the story title/author links to the story itself, or where you can buy the writer’s book that contains that story. I ♥ short stories and the work of the writers below. 
MAY 31  —  "Old Tampons" by Richard ChiemMAY 30  —  "These Are the Fables" by Amelia Gray MAY 29  —  "Divorcer" by Gary LutzMAY 28  —  "Stone Animals" by Kelly LinkMAY 27  —  "Suicide Notes" by Scott McClanahan MAY 26  —  “Birds And Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts” by Timmy ReedMAY 25  —  "Likeable" by Deb Olin Unferth   MAY 24  —  "The Walk" by Lydia Davis MAY 23  —  "Amplifier Worship" by Matthew BookinMAY 22  —  "Face" by Ravi ManglaMAY 21  —  "The Isle of Youth" by Laura van den BergMAY 20  —  “Why the Things You Use Every Day Might Kill You #11: The Spoked Wheel That Turns Paper through a Dot Matrix Printer” by Dolan MorganMAY 19  —  "Eastward" by Rebecca Nison MAY 18  —  no short story this day  MAY 17  —  "Search" by LK Shaw MAY 16  —  "Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call" by Shane JonesMAY 15  —  no short story this dayMAY 14  —  "The Smoker" by David Schickler MAY 13  —  "The Last American Woman" by Elizabeth EllenMAY 12  —  "Car Crash While Hitchhiking" by Denis Johnson MAY 11  —  "Violet" by Frederick BarthelmeMAY 10  —  "The Semplica-Girl Diaries" by George SaundersMAY 9   —   "Something That Needs Nothing" by Miranda July MAY 8   —   "The Other Kind of Magic" by Juliet Escoria MAY 7   —   "We Close Our Eyes" by Adam WilsonMAY 6   —   "Do Not Disturb" by A.M. HomesMAY 5   —   "Screenwriter" by Charles D’AmbrosioMAY 4   —   "Bees" by Sam Pink MAY 3   —  "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" by Amy Hempel MAY 2   —  "Carry Me Home, Sisters of Saint Joseph" by Marie-Helene BertinoMAY 1   —  "To the Interstate" by Rebecca Curtis

bushwickreview:

This is a recap of last month’s short story month. For May, National Short Story Month, The Bushwick Review featured a short story (almost!) every day on this tumblr, all by living writers. The picture above is from an event at Mellow Pages Library, hosted by the nice folks from Pioneers Press. I read a couple of the short story posts from this tumblr and then after reading each selected post, I gave a book that had that short story in it away. It was fun!

Here were the stories for each day. The date links to the post and the story title/author links to the story itself, or where you can buy the writer’s book that contains that story. I ♥ short stories and the work of the writers below. 

MAY 31"Old Tampons" by Richard Chiem
MAY 30 —  "These Are the Fables" by Amelia Gray 
MAY 29 —  "Divorcer" by Gary Lutz
MAY 28 —  "Stone Animals" by Kelly Link
MAY 27 —  "Suicide Notes" by Scott McClanahan 
MAY 26 —  “Birds And Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts” by Timmy Reed
MAY 25 —  "Likeable" by Deb Olin Unferth  
MAY 24 —  "The Walk" by Lydia Davis 
MAY 23 —  "Amplifier Worship" by Matthew Bookin
MAY 22 —  "Face" by Ravi Mangla
MAY 21 —  "The Isle of Youth" by Laura van den Berg
MAY 20 —  “Why the Things You Use Every Day Might Kill You #11: The Spoked Wheel That Turns Paper through a Dot Matrix Printer” by Dolan Morgan
MAY 19 —  "Eastward" by Rebecca Nison 
MAY 18 —  no short story this day  
MAY 17 —  "Search" by LK Shaw 
MAY 16 —  "Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call" by Shane Jones
MAY 15 —  no short story this day
MAY 14 —  "The Smoker" by David Schickler 
MAY 13 —  "The Last American Woman" by Elizabeth Ellen
MAY 12 —  "Car Crash While Hitchhiking" by Denis Johnson 
MAY 11 —  "Violet" by Frederick Barthelme
MAY 10 —  "The Semplica-Girl Diaries" by George Saunders
MAY 9   —   "Something That Needs Nothing" by Miranda July 
MAY 8   —   "The Other Kind of Magic" by Juliet Escoria 
MAY 7   —   "We Close Our Eyes" by Adam Wilson
MAY 6   —   "Do Not Disturb" by A.M. Homes
MAY 5   —   "Screenwriter" by Charles D’Ambrosio
MAY 4   —   "Bees" by Sam Pink 
MAY 3   —  "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" by Amy Hempel
MAY 2   —  "Carry Me Home, Sisters of Saint Joseph" by Marie-Helene Bertino
MAY 1  —  "To the Interstate" by Rebecca Curtis


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