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Archive for May, 2017

“The Hills” Ascends to Enter the Aftermath

Am quite tickled to announce that I’ve sold “The Hills” to the Enter the Aftermath anthology from TANSTAAFL.

Enter the Aftermath is the second in a planned 3-book series of anthologies.  The first, Enter the Apocalypse, came out earlier this year.  Following Enter the Aftermath will be Enter the Rebirth.

“The Hills” was my 24-hour story from Writers of the Future.  For those unfamiliar—when I was in Hollywood for the Writers of the Future workshop, we were tasked with writing a full story in just 24 hours.  I blogged about it here and here and here.

Anyway, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for this story. Many years ago, I had submitted it to Edmund at Intergalactic Medicine Show, who told me it read like the first chapter of a novel. I considered his remarks carefully and discovered he was quite wrong. It’s actually the second chapter of a novel—Apocalypse Pictures Presents, which I may blogged a bit about, too.  So there, Edmund. Nyah, nyah, nyah.

But like I said, I always loved the original short story, and it seemed like a good fit for this anthology. And the editor apparently agrees.

Been a while since I’ve sold some short fiction. So yay. And who knows? Maybe this bodes well for the novel.

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