When I took my vacation a couple of weeks ago, I left home with the knowledge that I had a handful of stories out on editors' desks (so to speak), so I was hoping to get some good news while I was gone. The news for my last sale came in while I was on a different vacation trip, so I was hoping for a repeat in circumstances. Unfortunately, the whole trip went by without a peep until the very end--when I received two rejections. Don't worry, I'm no stranger to rejection. It happens. I didn't let it ruin my trip.
After we got home, my girlfriend and I capped our good time off with a lunch date that weekend. While I was perusing the menu and contemplating the gluttony to come, my phone started blinking at me. I checked it out and sure enough there was good news in my inbox.
I Am Pleased to Announce . . .
The Dragon Weeps, a fantasy story by Yours Truly, has been sold to Kazka Press. You'll be able to read it for free on their website as a part of the September 1 issue. If you're unfamiliar with Kazka, they're an independent publisher of short stories, flash fiction, flash novels, and anthologies, mostly in the fantasy genre (with a little sci-fi occasionally thrown in for good measure). Be sure to check them out if they sound like your cup of tea.
The Dragon Weeps is a story that I'm very happy to have out in the wild. It's the first story I wrote in my "Forged World" universe, a fantasy world that I have great plans for. I hope you'll give it a read on the first of the month, and I hope you enjoy it. I'll be sure to post a reminder when the day comes.
In the mean time, hopefully the good news will keep pouring in. I do love bragging about it.
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