The third volume of Uncommonalities comprises ten stories beginning with: "It was an accident, of course." A secondary commonality of these tales is that they all include at least one instance of a noun transformed into a complex of either adjectives or impersonal verbs, a tip of the old cap to Jorge Luis Borges and his story "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius." Accident includes our typically diverse range of original short stories by Jonathan Baker, James Borden, Hannah Bullimore, Steve Chambers, Jill Corvelli, Hope O'Keeffe, Walker Perreault, Pauline Plummer, John Schoneboom, and James Tucker.
The second volume of Uncommonalities comprises another eleven stories, this time starting with the proposition "It would've been bad enough without the..." and diverging wildly from there. Bad Enough includes a diverse range of original short stories by Jonathan Baker, James Borden, Margie Vodopia Carroll, Rachael Charlotte, Pat Fish aka The Jazz Butcher, Jaz-Michael King, Guy Mankowski, Hope O'Keeffe, John Schoneboom, James Tucker, and Kay Wilson.
This first Uncommonalities volume is now, with the publication of a second edition, under the Bratum Books imprint where it belongs. Eleven short stories begin together and then go in eleven different directions with eleven different authors. A Taste For It is the first volume in the Uncommonalities series of short stories that share a common first sentence but are otherwise wildly divergent. Variously hilarious and poignant, these tales confront the tastes for -- among other things -- death, time travel, addiction, and just plain not giving a damn. Featuring original short stories by Jill Corvelli, Dirk Flinthart, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Matthew O'Grady, Hope O'Keeffe, Philip Pelletier, John Schoneboom, Christi Sperry, James Tucker, Andrew Wilkinson, and Kay Wilson.