Following the resounding silence after asking about stories -
Okay, maybe not total silence. Both Foxie [External Link] and Ole [External Link] bothered to reply (not on the site). Ole also picked the genre of the first story to go up. So now you can read an sf fairy tale, The Toy Plane, which is about 4,500 words. The top of the page has a link to turn it into a pdf if you have problems staring at computer screens for any length of time.
(Wednesday or Thursday should see the publication of the other short story of about 5,000 words I alluded to – loosely heroic fantasy. More about it next weekend.)
Other writing news that came up this week: I’ve had another story accepted. The Lost Kingdom has been accepted by Fox Spirit Books [External Link] for their Fox Pocket anthology Missing Monarchs, due out around December at current rates (see last week’s post for explanations of potential delays). The official announcement of who got in to the anthology is here: [External Link]
In non-writing news, I’ve finally added a few fencing events, some of them sooner than others:
- Swordfish, 31st October – 3rd November, 2013
- Helsinki Bolognese Open, 23rd November, 2013
- International Sabre Symposium, 5th – 6th April, 2014
I had been thinking of going to Swordfish but I think I shall be wimping out this year (as with the camping in August). Maybe next year, eh?