How time flies and Happy New Year. I know, I know. I am using this site more as an archive for my work, but really can you blame me since my mother is now a follower? No, you cannot.
Anyway, I have a new short story out today in Apex Magazine. You can read it here or click on the cover below.
I just love the illustration. It reminds me of someone between Prince Robot IV and Dengo in Saga. Some middle-class robot.
(And if you haven’t read Saga, what on earth are you waiting for????!? [Just bear in mind it is NSFW, R18, PG, S, V, N, L and reader discretion is very advised. Also, don’t leave it out where old people on beta blockers/heart medication or fitted with pacesetters might take an interest. You’ve been warned!] Go get volume 1 now.)
I hope you enjoy the story!
Apex magazine issue 66 is finally out and my story ‘Candy Girl’ is in it. I loved, loved, loved writing this story and I am glad Apex magazine did too. I am especially happy because the editor at the time, Sigrid Ellis, told me that I made her ‘break my internal promise to never publish a cannibalism story’.
What more does a writer need? I can die now.
Click here to read my story or on the magazine cover to get access to the entire index of (mind-melting, delicious, surreal) short stories. Let me know what you think.
I am pleased to announce that I have a short story appearing in Apex Magazine next month. Excited!
Here’s the reason I’m so happy:
I made a promise to myself, then I tried (and failed) and tried again and it came true!
I have loved this magazine forever. I went through a bout of insomnia last year and Apex magazine was great company; all that weirdness, that darkness. Scrumptious sci-fi. The stories would grip me until I was dizzy, falling eventually into an exhausted sleep. (For a long while, this was my favourite story.)
I mean, you have all these Hugo and Nebula and WSFA award-winners contributing to the magazine. And then there’s little ol’ me. Have I said how excited I am?
I am so happy I fulfilled this promise to myself. And as they’re having me narrate my story for the podcast, I just might die from glee.
You can hear their previous podcasts by following links here. I joined their list of narrators after my piece was accepted for publication a few months ago. I narrated ‘Jupiter and Gentian’ by Erik Amundsen. I really enjoyed reading it – in fact, I have got bits of it still stuck in my head.