Contract signed, so I can announce that my story “The Wheeled Centaur” will be published by Intrepidus Ink. It’s my first sale to this market, and it seems like the perfect place for what is quite a strange little piece of flash. I’d delighted!
Woot! First publication of 2023! My story “Inherit the Sea” is up at After the Storm Magazine.
I really liked writing this one and if anyone wants a little hope in a bleak world, this might just be the ticket. It’s free to read, link here.
Sometimes I get a reader review I just have to share, because it captures what I was going for so perfectly. This one is for The Malakiad (link here in case it tempts anyone!):
The Malakiad is to classic mythology what Hitchhiker’s Guide is to science fiction. Not only is the author’s wit razor sharp, his knowledge of his material (and so much more) is vast.
Now THAT is a review to warm an author’s heart!
Sale! (well, sales, actually). I’ve signed and sent back the contracts, so I can announce that I sold two stories to Sherlock Holmes themed anthologies, called Sherlock Holmes, a Year of Mystery. I’ll be in the volumes for 1883 and 1884 (I was already in the one for 1882).
It’s a bit different from my usual SFF work, but I find writing the Sherlock Holmes universe extremely satisfying!
Phantasmical Contraptions and More Errors has been published. This one includes my story “A Position of Power”, a steampunk story set in a very alternative Buenos Aires around the turn of the 20th century.
I really like this one, and I hope you do, too. Link here.
Definitely feeling like a writer today. Not only am I at WorldCon in Chicago, but I also got a story acceptance (about which more when contract is signed). Best of all, however, Every Day Fiction has published my evil little tale “Good Girl”.
It’s a very quick read, and I’ve placed the link here. The nice thing about EDF is that you can rate the story and leave comments (always useful if you hate it!).
My flash piece Memory Vault, part of the Odin Chronicles, is available to read at Stupefying stories (and if that one intrigues you, there are a bunch of other stories by several authors in a similar vein on the site).
Here’s something fun that I missed. My story “Going for Peanuts” is up at Anotherealm. It’s kind of an evil take on the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.
Or maybe it isn’t, but it IS evil, and I had a blast writing it. Link here!
I’ve been sitting on a couple of story sales, but contracts have been signed so I can announce that my story “Topside” will be appearing in Tangle and Fen, while my tale “Bridge Over the Cunene” is scheduled to appear in Dark Moon Digest.
Fun stuff for a Monday? Why not? Hyphenpunk’s Summer 2022 Issue is out. This one contains my story “A Raft of Questions” which is a hopeful eco-story with a weird twist.
Here’s the cover, and I’ve put the link here.