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Tell A Story Day
This snippet is my contribution to Tell A Story Day at Genre Underground:
…but the words blurred as tears filled his eyes. Damn it all to the deepest pits of her black heart, he still loved Evenlyn. And that love would once again spell his doom.
Princess Zyx giggled as she viewed the scene via her magic mirror. “What fools these lawyers be,” she sighed, and reached for her tea. “Burbleglax, fetch my ukulele, will you? I fancy a bit of practice before my ride.”
“Right away, Mistress,” the little imp pipped, sketching a quick bow before scurrying out of the room. Burbleglax had been Zyx’s constant—and only—companion since the Princess entered her self-imposed exile high atop Mount Peace. She had always been Zyx’s most devoted servant, following the Princess secretly when she made her escape. Zyx had intended to go alone, but truth be told, she couldn’t imagine life without little Burbleglax.
Life apart from the singular doofus her father indended her to marry, however, was something she’d never had any trouble imagining. She’d imagined her way to the top of this mountain where she’d built herself a treehouse and befriended the local wildlife, including Exodus, the white stag who even now awaited below to take her on their daily romp through the woods.
Burbleglax returned with Zyx’s little red ukulele, and the Princess took it and began to play her favorite tune, a song of…
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Kidnapped by Aliens!
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Now available on Kindle devices and apps!
Suppose you felt trapped in an unhappy marriage. Suppose you saw this ad in a newspaper...
"Have you ever wished your loved one could be kidnapped by aliens? Call 1-800-GOODBYE for more information. No salesmen will call."
If you're Guy Collier, well-meaning but luckless tech writer for a big Los Angeles software company, you might just pick up the phone and call. But that might only be the begining of your problems.
"Kidnapped by Aliens!" was originally published in June 1995 in Tomorrow SF, edited by Algis Budrys. It includes an essay by the authors, "Writing (and Rewriting) Kidnapped by Aliens!" which you can also read on Bridget McKenna's blog.
End of an Aeon
Those of you who followed Aeon Speculative Fiction know that this news is a long time in coming. I'm happy to announce that End of an Aeon, the anthology containing the final 20 stories and poems purchased for the magazine, is finally available. Published by Fairwood Press, End of an Aeon is 250 pages of awesome with works by David D. Levine, Eugie Foster, Lavie Tidhar, Amy Sisson, Marshall Payne, Tina Connolly, Amanda Downum, Edward Morris, Sarah L. Edwards, TD Edge, Vaughan Stanger, Jeff Crook, Jaine Fenn, Mikal Trimm, Greg Beatty, Gaie Sebold, and Marcie Lynn Tenchoff (in no particular order).
You can order EoA directly from Fairwood Press.
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