I read through all of the personal essays written for Lightspeed Magazine’s People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, edited by the enthusiastic and all-around good human being Sunil Patel. Each one of the essays offers a window into why the writer finds the field of science fiction is important to.
I realized I might have accepted too many obligations this month. At times like these, however, I channel my energies towards certain projects which require day-to-day maintenance first. Then, I try to make incremental progress on other projects, while letting myself have time off to let some of the story.
At the beginning of the week, I found out my second-most rejected story had been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Nature Magazine. I am excited someone got this odd little story, which combines dichotomous keys, xenobiology and bad life decisions. I’ll be offering updates on when it.
This weekend, I was able to create a draft of a flash fiction story, using a series of prompts. It was interesting to see how my subconscious worked together three or four of the prompts offered into the draft. It was also interesting to keep at an idea which had.
I usually hate having to write for a deadline. I’ve tried to write stories for certain submissions windows, and have often entertained the notion for a brief while before blowing it off. This weekend, I received a deadline to produce a very short piece. I amazed myself by coming up.
I found out yesterday my most recent story, a flash fiction piece called, “Clown Car, Driven Once, Never Emptied” has a pre-order page available for Kindle at Amazon.com. This was a story I had submitted to the first call for the theme (Coulrophobia; fear of clowns) back in April 2015..
The Wall Street Journal published a piece talking about how the island’s population has decreased due to continued economic problems. I’m not sure if the author Nick Timiraos was avoiding any context for his reporting, not aware how several of his points are nonsensical given the situation, or if he is engaging.
I have had the pleasure of watching my fiancee watch “The Wire” for the first time. I had seen it some years ago, before I came to Baltimore. She has been immersed in the series, enjoying the many layers of the stories told. However, I can see why “The Wire”.
Got news my first published story was produced and put up as a podcast at The Overcast. You can listen to it here. I would like to thank the folks at The Overcast for a great reading of my story “Doughboy Lovers and the Appetites of Desire”!