Oh! I almost forgot, my haiku titled Sandcastle #5 has been published at Static Movement. You can check it out here, in fact, please do, I’m rather proud of it 🙂
“Wrong Turn” a short story inspired by the NaNoLJers Word of the Week “Labyrinth” has been accepted for publication at Sorcerous Signals. That is a wonderful way to start the month of July if you ask me 🙂 I can’t wait until it gets published this fall because it’s one of my favorite stories — in fact, it’s one I’ve mentioned here before when I was talking about the balancing act between trusting your reader and smacking them in the face with ideas. I look forward to seeing what the readers of Sorcerous Signals think of it 🙂
My drabble, Fatherhood, has been scheduled to make an appearance in the summer issue of IdeaGems. I will, of course, post a link to it once it’s up and running, but if you just can’t wait you could always check it out from the links to the left 😉
In other news my short story, Sheltered, was published by Purpose and I received my contributors copies the other day. As much as I love being published online, and most of my publishing credits are online ones, there is something very satisfying about seeing your name in physical print — in a publication you can hold in your hands.
I know haiku aren’t supposed to have titles, but mine do — they need to or I’d have no chance of keeping track of them 🙂 Why am I telling you this? I guess I’m thinking about haiku a lot lately — I’ve written many in recent months and started submitting them to markets. It all started with Sandcastle #5. Wild Child Publishing accepted and published it, the first haiku I wrote since leaving high school. Happily, that isn’t the end of Sandcastle #5’s story — I just heard back from Static Movement and they’ve accepted it for their July issue.
Hopefully I’ll have good news about some of my other haiku in the near future 🙂
My rant, “How To Save The World” was published at Poor Mojo’s today — that squid sure doesn’t waste any time 🙂 Once I get two more pieces accepted there I get a shirt — which I’m really looking forward to, even more than the occasional cheque that comes my way for mainstream writing. I think it feeds the same part of my brain that loves collecting badges on Pogo or finishing quests on World of Warcraft 🙂
I’ve had two poems accepted at La Fenetre 🙂 The first is a rictameter called “Lazy” that I wrote one morning chastising myself (bet you can guess what for LoL).
The second poem, “Ms. Chong’s Room” is a poem for kids (complete with rhymes) about a teacher named Ms. Chong. My daughter’s grade two teacher was named Ms. Chong, I helped out two mornings a week in her classroom all last year, and this year, though my daughter is in grade three I still help out in Ms. Chong’s room two mornings a week. Is the title of a poem a coincidence? I think not 😉
Another piece of flash fiction a’la moi has found somewhere to call home. “The Doll” is a very short, but powerful, story that is due to make an appearance in Burst Literary Ezine this fall. Yay! You’re going to love this one — honest. I wish I could offer a sneak peek but for somewhat obvious reasons that’s not going to happen 🙂
Big Bear is now live and ready for your reading pleasure at T-Zero. It’s a funny short story that is actually based on a true story from my days tending bar in Milo, Alberta.
Read, enjoy — it’s good, I promise 🙂
My incredibly short piece entitled “A Dozen Things” is now published and viewable at Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k). It’s not -really- fiction…unfortunately. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
My BDSM sonnet, Bondage Whore, has been published at Oysters & Chocolate 🙂 I’m really quite impressed with Oysters & Chocolate and hope to see more of my work there in the future…of course, that means I need to submit more LOL In the meantime, please check out the poem IF you are over 18 and IF you’re not easily offended.