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My surreal short story published by The Christian Century

I could tell you the story of how I found Carl in New Orleans, but it wouldn’t do you any good. Carl moves his shop whenever the mood strikes him. During a stretch of...

The sweetest and heaviest burden of them all

My dearest, sweet A----. I have been absent from your life now for quite some time. I even wonder just how much of me you remember and do not expect it would be all...

Foy available in e-book formats

Foy is now available in several e-book formats. Barnes and Noble and Google Play versions coming soon. Amazon Kindle Kobo ebook apps for most phone platforms iBooks

Negev Manifesto

Author's Note: I've had this sitting around for a few years. After I wrote it (and for reasons I no longer remember), I decided to turn it into a piece of fiction, which I...

Macro Soteriology

Originally written in 2013 but never published. I got an email from a guy named Bob recently. We went back and forth a bit over a couple of days, but basically he was asking if I...

Review of “Foy” by Mark Isaiah David

I thank Mark Isaiah David for reviewing Foy at 2nd Opinion. Back in 2002, a Baptist preacher from Texas launched a blog about faith and life and humorously titled it Real Live Preacher. RLP became...

Goodbye Tertium Squid

After Real Live Preacher died, I started a blog called Tertium Squid. Most of the writing there reflected my wanderings - still ongoing - through the wilderness on the outskirts of the Church. I...

Foy now available at Amazon and other online stores.

TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2017 New Novel by Gordon Atkinson Foy: On the Road to Lost, to be released March 1 from Material Media. Written as a series of connected stories, Foy: A Novel by Gordon Atkinson...

True Believers to be published by the Christian Century

The Christian Century will published one of my works of surreal fiction. These are first person fictional stories that take an odd twist at some point, whereupon the reader realizes that we're not in...

Something new is coming

You should read the story called True Believers before you read this. I should have called Sparks before I went to New Orleans. Why? Because he’s one of those guys who just knows things. If it’s...

Notes from the outer darkness, lobbed back through the plenum

All the metaphysical questions remain alive within me, burning and roiling. They are my birthright and will not go away. The family of questions surrounding my physical reality in this culture and world have...

Do This in Remembrance of Me

This is a somewhat early RLP piece, written when I was still anonymous. I'd guess it was 2003. I met Hugh Elliott, the man who writes Standing Room Only, by email back in December of...

Church and me

Not really on speaking terms. I don't go to church anymore. That's the down-and-dirty truth of it. I don't. And I don't plan to go back. I don't plan not to go back. I just...

Evolution

It often begins with crazy people. They sense a deep movement, like animals feeling a coming tsunami. They howl and emote and act out. Their gibberish is like a dream. If you took the...

i think i killed real live preacher

My final entry i think i killed real live preacher i didnt mean to i thought resigning as the pastor of covenant baptist church would be its own thing i thought it would remove something from...