Translated: Waste Not

AlgernonMy fun zombie tale, Waste Not, has been translated by Silver Sรคra and published in the most recent issue of Algernon. This is my very first translated story and I think it’s pretty awesome that the language is Estonian. This publication is a fantastic way to start off my week. Check it out:

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One of my favourite discoveries from this process came when I ran part of my story through Google translate. The phrase ‘Waste not, want not’ appears in my story, but when Google translated it back to English from Estonian it became “Waste not, then do not miss seeing” which I love. I think that will need to become a short story title at some point ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’d like to add a shout-out to my friend Deborah Walker. Without her I would never have thought to submit to Algernon and what’s even cooler is that it’s my great pleasure to share this table of contents with her. Thank you, Deborah!

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4 thoughts on “Translated: Waste Not”

  1. Congratulations! Translations are very cool.

    Three thoughts rattling around in my head. (And for some reason I think you’d like to hear EACH of them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) First, your story translated in Estonian looks like art. All the double letters and accents give it such a grace on the page. So cool. Second, “waste not, then do not miss seeing” is hugely awesome and oddly enough made me think of relationships. (Weird, huh?) Last, but definitely not least, what an awesome TOC–fun seeing three names I recognize amidst a sea of words I don’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I DID want to hear each ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree with you that seeing those stories translated and with usual (to me) formatting was sort of like art, and ‘waste not, then do not miss seeing’ could totally have a relationship connotation. I can think of a few people I could apply it to ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh, that wasn’t very nice of me, was it? LOL

  2. I was so pleased with the TOC. Sylvia is also a writing friend. Being TOC with writers I admire, like you and Sylvia made my day.

    Plus it’s a whole new audience.

    Plus Algernon!

    Ah, sometimes this is a sweet gig.

    1. I don’t think I’ve “met” Sylvia yet, but maybe I should change that LOL

      I agree with you, it’s so very cool for several reasons, and *sometimes* we have the best jobs ever. Sometimes.

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