Spring is busy for me, gang! Publications abound, and I’m feeling pretty damned lucky.
Today, my story “Kicking to Stay On” is live at Fried Chicken and Coffee — at least, it’s live until the main character kills it. He’s a dark dude, and he likes to kill things. Starting with animals. So if you love animals as much as I do, take care reading this story! Leave the lights on, keep a loved one close, and maybe hide the story from your pets.
In just so you know, this story was harder to write than it is to read — I wept while working on this — but I’m damned proud of it and I’m thrilled that this story is finally in print. Cooler still: shortly after I got word that it had been accepted, I saw a tweet from editor Rusty Barnes in which he noted that “there’s nothing like reading two stories in a row that kick you square in the doodads — and in a good way.”
I’m pretty sure one of those stories was this one, gang! I kicked Rusty Barnes square in the doodads! 🙂
More stories still in the cue, everyone. Go check out the Publications page for the list, and keep an eye on the blog for more announcements.
PS: Seriously, I love animals, gang. Please track down your local humane society or animal shelter, or contact the ASPCA, and consider donating time, money, even old bedding and other items a local shelter might need.