I woke up early this morning to finish grading some student essays. Instead, I discovered not one but TWO of my stories went live today!
First up was a surprise: I learned that the cool young lit mag Quickly had accepted my flash fiction piece “You Always” almost in the same moment I learned it was published. That’s some great news, folks! The story is brief, but it’s sort of an adult version of the Goldilocks story, and already this morning I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on it, so hey, thanks a million, Quickly!
And definitely check out the rest of the issue — everything there is, well, quick, and I’m loving the stuff the editors are putting out there, including more than one cat story(!) and the vicious little “O“. Have fun, gang!
Then, just a couple of hours later, the new issue of the brilliant Deimos eZine went live, and it leads(!) with my story “This Small, Other Life,” about a xenophobic shut-in who dreams she can fly and then wakes up to discover it’s true. (I seem to be in fable mode lately.) The issue is killer, full of awesome fiction and an interview with Jersey Devil Press‘s very excellent associate editor Laura Garrison (and I swear, even though I work for JDP, I had no idea this interview was running in the same issue as my story!).
And this is just the beginning, happy readers. I still have four other stories in the pipe, all of which should be coming out in the next month or so! Plus the new issue of Jersey Devil Press later this week! And AWP starts this week, too! And later this month, I’ll be taking my research trip to Louisiana, funded by my Oregon Literary Fellowship. And then there’s my chapbook (more details are still coming on that), and my literary agent (more details coming on that, too), and so on, and so on…….
The good times just keep on rolling!