New short story: “Sarah’s Child”
Posted May 19, 2014on:
I’ve got a new short story up at Strange Horizons today!
And thus endeth the long, no-fiction-being-published drought. Whew.
Some notes on the story, if you’re interested in that sort of thing: It came from a dream that wouldn’t leave me alone. Basically, it’s the first dream Sarah has, with a few changes. I’ve written a couple things dealing with my own (rather voluntary) infertility; this is one, the forthcoming book SEEKER STAR is the second.
The setting is similar to my old hometown. I don’t usually do that; but this story wanted to be close to home.
Yeah, it’s focused on trans stuff. Again, this story landed so near that I can see the impact crater from where I sit.
I wrote the first draft of this story in less than 12 hours. I’ve found that the good ones are like that; they won’t let me sleep till I finish them! I was thrilled when Strange Horizons accepted it (after a rewrite).
I’ve actually got quite a bit of short fiction coming out. At least one more during the summer, probably two. Then another late in the year, or early in 2015. Take that, novels!