Not hard to figure out that my Open Carry was written not long after the November election. I’d begun to fear it wouldn’t find a home, but then a Canadian humor magazine accepted it. Read it now in The Dirty Pool.
I seem to be on a roll getting short stories published in anthologies. Simone Press, a U.K. publisher, will include my “Beyond the Reef” in an anthology next April. In inviting submissions, the publisher outlined the theme:“The characters, plot and atmosphere of your short story should be highly influenced by its setting which can be in the past, present or future. . . . Whatever the situation, the environment that your story is set in should strongly affect the action, plot and direction of your story.”
The copyright terms bar my posting the whole story on my website until the book is out, but you can get a taste here:
This one in a paperback (or Kindle) collection of satirical or comic short stories based on the assumption that Donald Trump won the presidency. Click on the “We’ve Been Trumped” icon to the right to read as much as I can show here. (Darkhouse Books, the publisher, holds an exclusive copyright until September 2017.)
I won’t get rich this way! $35 is my runner-up prize in Defenestrationism.net‘s 2016 contest, for my short story Surveillance — thanks to dozens of friends who voted early and often. If you missed it, read it here.