These stories are the kind that contain hard-laboring moles, floods, babies born holding sea creatures, urban bumble-bees, sickened mermaids, tardigrades, bombs on the moon, burial mounds, tornadoes, ants, hummingbirds, immense shadows, wayward turtles, tiger ants, tiny monks, resilient spiders, intrusive maids, and the laughter of small animals, although not necessarily in that order.
"Timmy Reed's stories are so strange and so funny that it's impossible to stop reading them. There is a great imagination at work in TELL GOD I DON'T EXIST and I'm grateful to have been a witness to it." -Michael Kimball
"If George Saunders and Russell Edson had a baby he'd probably grow up to write like Timmy Reed. These stories are beautifully haunting, surprisingly bizarre, and wonderfully imaginative. It is a joy to read such fresh and mind-bending prose." -Jessica Anya Blau