Free fiction! The Lorelei Signal published my story Free Fall (just noticed this one), and you can read it for free at the link here. I always liked this story, so I’m delighted it found a good home
This week has started incredibly well, as I’ve received news that my story “Namug” will be appearing in the Shark Week Ocean Animals antho.I wish every week started with a couple of sales!
Good news for a Monday is a story sale – my tale “Expanded Horizons” will be appearing in the Joining Forces anthology, which makes me quite happy!
I see that I now have an entry on Fantastic Fiction. It’s nowhere near complete but it still feels like I’ve passed some kind of milestone and leveled up. Cool feeling indeed!
The Chorochronos Archives has been published! This one includes my Story “Darkness Ends”. I’ve placed the Amazon link here.
Writing has a few frustrations (did someone mention rejections?), but it has enough satisfactions that most people who start writing never stop. Of these, some are obvious, such as getting good sales on a novel or sending a story to a particularly incredible publication.But the ones I love the most are the weird and unexpected ones.
Today, for example, I discovered that my name pops up on the Andrew Marvell Society’s “Marvell Studies” page. Why? Well, because more than fifteen years ago I wrote a story entitled “…but world enough…”, which is a piece of the first line of Marvell’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” (Had we but world enough, and time”).
The weird part is that that one sold to Voluted Tales back then and hasn’t seen print since… and googling shows no results for it. Once again, my admiration for researchers (and the indexes of institutional libraries) has my respect, and the writing world has given me weird pleasure. Link to the article here, so you can chuckle along with me.
Cool Monday stuff is that The Weird and Whatnot, containing my story “Favored Methods” has been published. Here’s the cover (it looks so awesome I couldn’t resist) and I’ve placed the purchase link here.
Manawaker Studios will be podcasting my story “Digital Rights”. How cool is that? I’ll post link when it goes up.
Here’s one I’ve been sitting on for the longest time, but now I can announce that my story “By Any Means Necessary” will be appearing in Mystics in Hell, the next installment of the Heroes in Hell shared-world series.
This one is particularly important to me because I still have a battered paperback copy of the first book in the series which I bought at Borders in the ’80s as a pre-teen. I loved that one, and becoming a part of this series is a dream come true.
I’ll put up the purchase link as soon as it’s live.
Sale! My story “Evasion” has sold to The Fifth Di… I really like both the magazine and the story, so I’m delighted with this one. I’ll link when it comes out.