October 1st, 2009

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My micro-fiction story "Fairy Lover" was up at thaumatrope yesterday

My micro-fiction story "Fairy Lover" was up yesterday at thaumatrope, the twitter-based fiction zine.

I blinked and missed mentioning it yesterday, so I'm making up for that now.

You can read the story at its entry in the thaumatrope archives. Also make sure to visit the "contributors" page to read other micro-fiction stories.

Thaumatrope posts 1-2 stories a day on their twitter feed. A story in 140 characters or less? Yes, indeed. Follow them and check it out!
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I'm pleased to announce that my story "Green Tears on Black Velvet" has been accepted to the CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE URBAN KIND anthology, edited by jennifer_brozek, and published by Apex Publishing!

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! (Happy Writer Dance! Happy Writer Dance!)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE URBAN KIND is an anthology that "combines the dark allure of urban legends with the high stakes of alien encounters" (links to article at Apex site). As I like both urban legends and aliens, I'm thrilled to be a part of the anthology!

It's a very very nice sale for me, in many ways. "Green Tears on Black Velvet" is one of the stories where I really tried to dive deeper into character, to really get inside my main character's skin, and to really tell the story from their point of view. I've been working on this aspect of my writing for a while, and it's been difficult and frustrating at times, so I'm very happy that the story worked for Jennifer Brozek and for Apex.

Again: WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! Yes!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 07:38 Woohoo! Yaaay! (just got great news, details coming) #
  • 10:37 October starts off well with some great news. Details to come. For now I say: "Woohoo! Yay!" and do the happy dance #fb #
  • 13:57 A friend is chatting me picturesnpfbsheep while i'm in a mtg in a warm room. So cold! #fb #
  • 13:58 That's "pictures of sheep" #fb #
  • 14:50 My "micro-fiction" story was up at @thaumatrope yesterday! Check it out at: thaumatrope.greententacles.com/stories/20090930/ #fb #
  • 15:19 SALE! "Green Tears on Black Velvet" to Apex Publishing's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE URBAN KIND anthology, editor @jennifer_brozek. Woohoo! #fb #
  • 18:02 It's amazing how quickly a laptop gets all dusty #fb #
  • 20:08 Thurs (eve) puzzles: jumble = 1:12; NYT crossword = 11:48 (tricky, it was) #fb #
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