1. The good names are taken
All the good blogname.blogspot.com names were taken, including "shortstory", "short", "story", and the list goes on. I needed something obscure.
2. I thought it apt
In the world of materials handling, a surge bin allows for the peaks and troughs in production to be 'ironed out' for the downstream processes.
In my world of fiction, this blog is intended to be my surge bin. I have lots of peaks and troughs - it really is a batch process. The downstream processes produce short stories, very short stories and flash fiction. Maybe, poetry.