Skitter Skitter

I’m currently at the World Fantasy convention in Calgary and I’ve got to tell you, it is SO full of awesome. I would like to go into the reasons for my saying that (in case they aren’t obvious) but I can’t. I can’t, because if I start I won’t be able to stop and that’s really not what this post is meant to be about. So I’ll talk about WFC later, but for right now I want to talk about Skitter Skitter.

Skitter Skitter is a story I wrote and it’s just been published in Issue #4 of Shiny Magazine.

This is cool for lots of reasons. One of which is that Shiny is a YA magazine, in fact, I think this may be my first YA-specific writing credit. That makes me happy. The other, more important reason, is that I like the story behind Skitter Skitter. It’s dark and creepy and was a whole lot of fun to write.

In fact, it was so fun to write that I wrote it two different times LOL The original format of the story was a transcript, all dialog, no description. It worked (in my not-so-humble opinion) but it was too short, so I re-wrote it with description.

Now, it’s a pretty great mix, even if I do say so myself, and I hope you’ll check it out at Shiny and let me know what you think.

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