Dateline: April 20, 2016
Happy spring to you! I hope the month has been good so far.
My story The Modern-Ladies' Letter Writer is live at Nightmare magazine right now, featuring teenage Susie Lovecraft (mother of H.P.) and a snarky narration. If strong narration is your thing, you might like Welcome to Argentia at The Dark magazine, or Lovely Little Planet for a bunch of apocalypse stories with attitude.
This month also brought contributor's copies for The Grimm Future, featuring a story by me and my rock star physics co-writer Steve D. Covey. Our YA story continues the universe we started in Futuredaze with teens Min, Chang and Zack attending summer school on the moon. We had a blast writing it (and there's a different kind of blast in the story, but no spoilers).
Steve and I also have a story live in Daily Science Fiction: The Treasures of Fred is based entirely on all the scientific neatness in his office, and it was very fun to build a short story around them. We hope you like the results.
In the Music Division, I'm enjoying the soundtrack to The Force Awakens (especially Rey's theme), Ray LaMontagne (a favorite from my yoga teacher), and just about anything from the a cappella group Straight No Chaser. Seriously, anything.
Finally, the Cats of Lakewood have a new member - stray kitty Sheldon, who was abandoned by a neighbor facing foreclosure. He's skinny, dirty, and sad. I've fed him two meals a day for the last week and he's looking much better. Your support means a lot to all of the abandoned cats I feed - thank you from them and from me.
The end is nearer than we think. The world to come is full of bleak humor, sketchy survivors, and bittersweet nostalgia for what was lost. Indulge your sweet tooth for disaster with this collection of published stories.
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Out of luck and out of money, stranded American pilot Tom Carter desperately wants to go home. On an island floating in space his future hinges on rescuing a runaway sea princess. With the help of a military officer with secrets of her own, Tom just might succeed--or start an interstellar war…
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