Two reprints went live today: “Germinant” in the Autumn issue of Mirror Dance, edited by the fabulous Megan Arkenberg; and “The Pursuit of the Whole Is Called Love” in Mantid. I’m quite pleased to be in the latter; not only is Mantid dedicated to diverse voices, but this issue was focused on women and weird fiction. Very happy to have my work in such a project. Be sure to check them both out!
(this has been a nice run)
my flash fiction “salmacis” is now up at mirror dance
in the meantime, i am home here with a proper flu—fever, congestion, aches
so what do i do? work on the writing, of course:
- 0.5mm needle point red pen
i can’t think a coherent thought to save my life, but i can still go through my tic-list and cut out all my bad habits: everything done carefully, all the coulds and woulds because i wasn’t quite sure; at once / suddenly / for a moment because those are me-marks, not story text, my shorthands as i nail down a sequence of interaction
and a new one this pass: cacophony
though it seems a damn pity to cut such a beautiful word. which is probably how it ended up getting used so much.
i hit send on the deadline story (mission accomplished!), i went out back to crush grapes . . . and when i came back in i had a lovely email from mirror dance accepting my flash piece “salmacis.”
when i read the email, i did a little dance, and the mister said, “i see we’re doing the good news dance.” so apparently i have an official Happy Dance of Acceptance as well.
obviously this is a good sign for the fall and our new future as boutique vintners.