Thursday, 7 February 2013
That End of Year Acceptance... and some reviews
The magazine specialises in magical realism and slipstream stories so is a perfect venue for this strange story about an overweight Dalí-Protégé and his relationship with his diabetic nurse. I'm really glad this one found such a great home as it's one of the weirdest things I've written.
In other news, I made another sale at the start of 2013 but I'm not allowed to announce it just yet. It's a really special sale too so as soon as I'm given the all-clear I'll be back here wittering on again.
Last, but not least, my story 'Just Kids' from The Fiction Desk's Crying Just Like Anybody anthology has picked up a few nice reviews. The first was from Bookmunch, which singled the story out as a highlight and called it "a dryly humorous and adroit consideration of modern society". The second was from Casual Debris, which named the story their second favourite and said things like: "Another story to hover the line of amusing and effective, it touches upon a variety of themes ranging from prejudice (ageism), media influence and how we can be driven by anxiety despite reason being so close at hand."
I was also asked to write a blog about what inspired 'Just Kids', and you can read said ramblings on The Fiction Desk's excellent website.