Rough Beast: Stories of Exile and Unrequited Love


My story, Jimi Don’t Play Here No More, which appears in Brevity 29, will also be featured in a new anthology titled, Rough Beast: Stories of Exile and Unrequited Love, from Bannock Street Books

Helmed by Sarah Black, Bannock Street Books is a new micro-press that specializes in handmade chapbooks that feature flash fiction and memoir (although flash memoir isn’t mentioned on the site just yet).

I’m delighted.

In other “Jimi Don’t Play Here” news, William Bradley linked to my story  from his blog. Bradley is none other than the Ethical Exhibitionist, which is something I bet we all wish we could say, but we can’t because Bradley thought of it first. 

I found his post this afternoon as I was browsing his site and was pleasantly surprised.

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8 thoughts on “Rough Beast: Stories of Exile and Unrequited Love

  1. Sarah Black says:

    Thanks, Tim

    I fell in love with your story, and I’m so pleased you are taking on chance on such a new press. Each of the chapbooks is going to be illustrated by an artist, and I hope I can print and bind to the same quality as the art and the stories! The books are going to be beautiful, I think- but then, the stories deserve gorgeous books!

  2. Deanna says:

    That’s cool. Congratulations! Your work is meaningful; hooray for it getting out there so more can read it.

  3. Tim Elhajj says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Sarah. I’m just delighted my story is going to appear in your book. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  4. Tim Elhajj says:

    Thanks for the congratulations, Deanna! I’m glad I’m getting so much encouragment right now. I’m trying to muster the fortitude to start marketing a different anthology that includes my work, My Father is my Hero, which is from Adams Press and should appear in stores around May.

    I’m just amazed at how resistant I am to updating and sending out the little marketing page. What’s that about?

  5. Beth says:

    Meant to write sooner to say congratulations, or as my friends in Scotland might say, “Good on you!”

  6. Tim Elhajj says:

    Thanks, Beth. I understand the artist is hired and busily working on producing the first book. I can’t wait.

  7. я так считаю: отлично.

  8. Tim Elhajj says:

    I am putting my trust in the Microsoft Bing translator with this, but here goes nothing:


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