Thursday, April 06, 2006

My Morning Glory

My latest short story, "My Morning Glory," was published today in the British science journal, NATURE. It's part of their Futures series of short shorts. My story is only 800 words long. I love short shorts. I'm thinking of specializing in them and writing only short shorts and novels from now on. The main distinction of this story is not its length, however, but the fact that it has a happy ending. An unalloyed happy ending--my first!

The story is online here, but you have to have an account to log in. Sorry.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Signs of Spring

This week the state road crew came out with plows and dozers and prepared Yankovich Road for breakup. The photo above shows my newly scraped and bermed mailbox.

After an especially cold and gloomy March, we finally have a sunny, warm (30s F) couple of days in a row, and things are quickening. The roads are puddled, trees are shedding snow load, packed trails are soft underfoot. So far the quintessential sign of spring, at least for me, has not started--water dripping from the eaves of my house, but it could happen any minute now, and I am so ready.

Short Story Collection!

Finally and at last there will be a collection of my short stories! I am so excited. I have just signed a contract with Subterranean Press, and editor Bill Schafer and I are beginning the design process. The volume will include all of my published short fiction, and I plan to introduce each story with a few choice paragraphs of background info.

The book is on a fast track for publication and may be released as early as January 07.

Thanks to everyone who has emailed me supporting this collection. Your interest is everything.