It feels a little wrong to be writing a blog entry about a reprint at Niteblade. Truthfully, I much prefer the works that we get to be the first to publish (and who wouldn’t?) but, well, I really liked this piece.
Forbidden Fruit by Nicki Vardon is told from the point of view of a cat (like my story Feeders which is forthcoming at Bete Noire) but it’s not silly or childish. It’s a little bit like a fairy tale, a slightly erotic fairy tale. It’s a flash story so it won’t take you long to read, but it has a depth to it that belies its brevity. (Do you like that? belies its brevity? Ahhh alliteration!). Check it out, you won’t be sorry.
On an unrelated note, Nicki is donating some knitted wristbands to our fundraiser. I’m pre-scheduling this post so I can’t say for sure, but they might still be available for you to claim. Check out the fundraiser to find out for sure 😉
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
|Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter
L: Lucien E.G. Spelman, Family Jaunt
M: Marge Simon
N: Dream Spinner
O: Oil Change
P: Poetry Editor, Alexandra Seidel
Q: Philosopher Quinn
R: Running Empty in a Land of Decay
T: For the Dead Travel Fast
V: Vardon, Nicki – Forbidden Fruit