Recently a person innocently remarked that they had not seen any stories out from me in awhile. I was mortified, because I immediately feared it was a judgement on my ambition. I made a conscious choice last fall to finish Letters to Zell. This meant little to no new short form creations, less time subbing and obsessing over the Duotrope submissions tracker and more time doing serious editing.
Despite my attentions being elsewhere, there are a few things forthcoming. This Sunday (3/9), the gorgeous WhiskeyPaper features my literary piece, “Think About Airplanes.” WP is a market I’ve been interested in since they started. With an aesthetic that I feel very close to and their love of pairing music with pieces, I waited a long time until I had a piece to send their way.
Two anthologies are also due out this spring. First, The Sea, from Dark Continents Press features “Songs of the Sea,” a story about the end of the world and a ship of heroes (pirates) stealing back music from the Silence, who has drown songs in the sea. The second anthology, Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails includes my beloved story “Robodog,” follows a mechanical dog who wants, more than anything, to be real.