My new short story has been published! I’m, oh, just a little excited.
The story, “The End of the Beginning,” is in the latest edition of M-BRANE SF magazine, issue number 10. You have a few quick, easy, and inexpensive methods of getting it:
Visit this URL: http://mbranesf2.blogspot.com and on the right-hand side you’ll find the options:
- Buy it in print through Lulu for $7.95 (direct link)
- Buy a single PDF copy for $2.00
- For the Amazon Kindle for $2.99 (direct link)
- For the MobiPocket version for $1.99 (direct link)
- Subscribe to a year of M-BRANE SF for $12! (A real steal!)
- (You can also just donate to the writer’s fund; I’m sure they’d really appreciate it!)
(NOTE! As of this writing, the Amazon and the MobiPocket versions aren’t yet available. If you want it for Kindle or Mobi-compatible reader, please check those sites in a couple days or so.)
“The End of the Beginning” was a fun story to write. It started with my musing about the eventual heat-death of the universe and just flowed from there in just an hour. (Plus, of course, some significant time editing to make it at least slightly readable.) As for the rest of the stories in issue #10, can’t say. I haven’t read it yet as the second it came available ti started writing this post. But the stories found in issue #1 (which you can get for free) and #9 are varied and interesting!
Anyway, if I may beg, please support struggling authors and the publishers that give them a voice and buy yourself a copy!
Don’t forget, you can also get my first published story, “A Price in Every Box” (huh, I’m sensing a theme in my titles) in Moon City Review 2009. It’s available for $15.95 or through Amazon for $12.44. That story is kind of a contemporary fantasy, or maybe slipstream if you will. The book itself is a very eclectic collection of all different genres, including poetry and photography. So if you don’t like all SF, give Moon City Review a try!
(And keep your eye open, sometime next year the book Confederate Girlhoods: A Women’s History of Early Springfield, Missouri will become available. I helped edit it and contributed a little original text for it.)