A little bit of news for the end of June: I’ve sold a short story to Horror d’oeuvres, Dark Fuse‘s online venue for bizarre and experimental flash fiction. “To Dearest Amelia, Always In Our Thoughts” is a piece about explorers voyaging into the Jungian unconscious, and the first new story I wrote this year. It’s due to go up on 25th July for Horror d’oeuvres subscribers, but may also be reprinted in a print/ebook anthology at a later date.
The July issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly will include my story “The River Fox,” in which I get away with having a talking animal for a character.
This one was written in the middle of an “everything I write must be completely different from anything I’ve ever written before” phase, and was the result of a bit of a frustrated creative flurry. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the result; it’s sort of mythic, sort of a storybook fable, and a bit odd all round, and I’m glad it’s found a nice home.
Just a quick update…
In the “hopefully this year will be awesome” department, I’ve recently made my first short story sale of 2014!
“Odd Leg,” a science fiction flash piece involving genetic engineering, has been accepted for publication by Stupefying Stories. A nice surprise, and I’m very happy that one of my pieces will be appearing with them in the future.