This is Where the Title Goes

I have always been fascinated by the skeleton that lies beneath the skin of Story, and in “This Is Where the Title Goes,” published in The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives, I tried to peel that skin away. Rather than try to tell just a single story, I have tried to tell all stories.

Of course, it will be up to any readers to determine whether I have told even one story. (My readings of it aloud at various conventions over the past few years, however, have garnered positive reactions.)

The editors of The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives, Alex Irvine and Thom Davidsohn, have declared this second issue to be the final issue of their magazine—and their cover stated that position rather forcefully. As they wrote in their joint editorial, “It is our fondest wish that if there are young people out there who dream of running a zine, they will see the path of misery and despair that we have so foolishly trodden, and turn another way.”

Though the copyright date inside the issue states that this was published in 2004, copies were not available until March 2005.