Midweek madness

A few things to share midweek:

First, in conjunction with the recent publication of my story The Firefly Girl in Penumbra, I’ve got a guest blog post up at the Penumbra blog about my take on what would constitute a writerly heaven – check it out!

Second, in the realm of the PSA I would like to announce that I can no longer tolerate spending time in the frozen wasteland my beloved Brooklyn has become. I will be escaping to a magical realm today and writing a new fantasy story. A notable characteristic of this fabulous place will be eternal summer. I cannot promise to return.

In seriousness, though, I’m going to take a crack at a new tale today. There’s a call for a special issue of Fantasy Magazine I want to hit later this month, and in spite of the fact that I have two midterms to write, a lecture to prepare, and the final three chapters of PROJECT AWESOME to draft, I’m going to take a break from all my worries and give this new story a go. Irresponsible and fun! Wheee!

What are you up to today?

The Firefly Girl

I’m excited to announce the publication of my latest short story, The Firefly Girl, which appears in Penumbra’s themed issue A Night at the Villa Diodati (Volume 3, Issue 6).

The Firefly Girl is set in Venice and tells the story of two lost souls. It was inspired by a dream I had of an immortal woman trapped in a tower filled with fireflies. It’s a little bit spooky and a little bit romantic. If you’re interested in reading it, you can download the whole issue (packed with good stories!) for $3.99.