Bates, Jim

Jim’s stories and poems have appeared in over four hundred online and print publications. His collection of short stories Resilience is published by Bridge House Publishing. Short Stuff a collection of flash fiction and drabbles is published by Chapeltown Books. Periodic Stories, Periodic Stories Volume Two, and
Periodic Stories Volume Three – A Novel are published by Impspired. Dreamers, a collection of short stories, is published by Clarendon House Publishing. Something Better, a dystopian adventure novella, and the novel, The Alien of Orchard Lake, are published by Dark Myth Publications. Most recently, his collection entitled Holiday Stories was published by Impspired as was his collection of poetry, Haiku
Seasons. His short story “Aliens” was nominated by The Zodiac Press for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. His story “The Maple Leaf” was voted 2021 story of the year for Spillwords. He also reads his stories for Talking Stories Radio. He lives in a small town west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. All of his work can be found on his blog at


Emil’s Magic
Storm Clouds
Maybe I’ll Grow A Beard
Desert Dust