Just a quick self-serving note:
The rights to my short story, "Everything's Connected"--about
a detective who catches a cheating spouse in the act, solves a kid's
disappearance, and proves a little theoretical quantum physics--all in
fewer than 2,000 words!--has been purchased by Over My Dead Body! The Mystery Magazine Online. There are some pretty cool stories there now--lots and lots of them, in fact. And they're all free! So if you like quick and easy (and short) mystery stories, or stories of murder and mayhem, check them out at overmydeadbody.com.
This is awesome for me personally for two reasons. The first thing is that Brad Foster, the main character of this story, is also the main character of a novel manuscript, Cursing the Darkness (Working Title), that is maybe 90% completed. So Brad Foster will see the light of day. Though it should be noted that the short story is very light, while the novel is very, very, very (many more veries) dark, gritty and brutal. But his character is essentially the same.
The second reason this sale is awesome is because it's a mystery story in a mystery magazine: yet another different genre for me to be published in. So far, the stories I've published, their location (and link), and their genre:
--"Everything's Connected," in Over My Dead Body! The Mystery Magazine Online. Mystery. Publication date TBA.
--"The Zombie's Lament" by Big Pulp. Anthology due April 2015. Horror.
--"So Many Reasons to Celebrate the Season," in onthepremises.com. March 2012. Contemporary / literary.
--"An Old Man." Poem.
--"Someone To Come Home To." Short nonfiction article about the benefits of adopting a greyhound.
--"Hide the Weird," in Space and Time Magazine, Issue #116 of Fall 2012.
It ain't Stephen King, but it ain't nuthin', either, I guess.
Look for a publication date soon for "Everything's Connected."
Click on the Published Work link above for more details.
As always, thanks for reading my blog, my stories, everything. I always appreciate (and need) your support.