Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Short Story Submissions

Yesterday, I submitted a mashed-up fairy tale short story that I first wrote in 2006 to an online magazine. Today, I submitted a science fiction short story that mainly involves two characters that I first wrote in 2011 to another magazine. I had previously submitted them all over the place years ago. This year I looked them over, making some parts more terse or more detailed, but no real changes to the plot or characters.

Why did I think of them? In the TV show The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John Connor said a good piece of code is like a song—you can’t get it out of your head. That’s what writing a good story is like. Of course, my writing won’t bring about the end civilization. Or will it?

On a related concept, I can highly recommend the short story “The Rescue of the Renegat” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch in the January/February issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction. In the short form, she can really deliver a punch to the gut.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Whatcha Gonna Do?

On my way to church and back, I saw four cars pulled over by the police. They were obviously out in force, looking for anyone who started to get tanked before the Super Bowl started. One of the officers stepped out of his car right as I passed them, his head very close to my car.

 photo by Something Original

On the other hand, they could have been in a bad mood because they had to work during the Super Bowl. 


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