Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Coffee on Me (and Tate...)

So not only do I need to buy the Wyrdsmiths a round of coffee for Tate's German deal, but I came home last night to an e-mail informing me that "SHE NAILED THE STAKE THROUGH HIS HEAD: TALES OF BIBLICAL HORROR," which is being published by Dybbuk Press (editor Tim Lieder) seems to have accepted my short story "Jawbone of an Ass."

I'm only not entirely sure because when Lieder sent the acceptance e-mail, the editor asked if the story was a reprint or not. I gave him my same information I had when I sent it in (which is "kind of," since it appears in our self-produced, limited edition chapbook New Wyrd), and it's not clear if that's cool or not. I'll keep you posted.

I'm kind of excited because I really, really like this short story of mine (unusual for me. Ask any Wyrdsmith, the short form is usually not my best.) This is not a AngeLINK story, but it does (perhaps obviously) have a religious overtones. Here's a blurb if the story had one: What would it be like to know that God is absolutely *not* on your side? “Jawbone of an Ass” is a modern day retelling of the story of Sampson’s first wife (known only as the woman of Timor), who slowly comes to realize the horror of knowing she, through no fault of her own, is on the wrong side of the wrath of angels.

Go me!