In spite of *everything* I published some fiction. And poetry. Considering where I was in 2019, this is pretty impressive.
The reality is that only one writing project was new. The others were either rewrites or waiting their turn in the publisher’s queue. Still, they made it out of the trunk, fought their way up the slush pile, and saw the light of readers’ eyes.
Started off with “The Carpetbaggers Ball” (Stupefying Stories Showcase – Book 1) – Feb 2020 – I was very happy to be included in this new imprint from the folks at Rampant Loon. One of my early cyberpunk efforts, given a new coat of paint.
“Seven Cups of Landfall” (Dreams & Nightmares Vol. 115) – May 2020 – My first SF poem!
The Stones of Särdal (The Word Podcast) – Episode 100, Season 10 – Nov 2020 (story begins at 14:30) – I committed to contributing a flash story for this editor, and tried to do the whole thing in one go.
“Sullied Flesh” (Speculative North, Issue 3) – Yes, I wrote a Hamlet story – Dec 2020 – My first publication in a Canadian magazine.
So my total is 3 stories and 1 poem, with another story going through final edits for a January 2021 release.
If you downloaded, purchased, or reviewed any of these publications/podcasts, THANK YOU!
This would be a lot less fun without readers.