Six Sentence Sunday – 20 January 2013

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Greetings, all!

First things first: For all of you wondering what will happen to David and Jonathan after the end of Six Sentence Sunday, take heart! Giant Killer has been selected by Rob Rosen for his Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages collection! The story will be appearing as the 1000 BC entry in the anthology from MLR Press (which should be coming out in March). I will keep everybody posted.

Last week we were with David as he entered King Saul’s presence. This week’s snippet is from Jonathan’s take on the proceedings:

Some commotion stirred the rear of the hall—heads swiveled and necks bowed as the audience members whispered one to another—Jonathan recognized his father’s seneschal, Ziba, moving across the back of the chamber. The family retainer was accompanied by a tall young man who looked every which way, trying to take in all there was to be seen. Jonathan suppressed a smile as he thought, what a rube!

The crowd parted as the newcomers strode forward to stand before King Saul. The young man was… a vision… so handsome that he had to be an angel—although surely no angel would look so travel worn; the youth was lean and bronzed with dark hair. He made brief eye contact with Jonathan and when he looked away, Jonathan had to force himself to breathe—the young man’s piercing blue eyes had completely entranced him.

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‘Til next time!

When It Rains…

… it pours!

But first: I hope that everyone in the US had a great Turkey Day! JT and I spent ours with friends—a bunch of ol’ married couples we’ve known for years—great food and fun and we were in bed by a decent hour!

So, anyway… last week on Thursday (the 15th) I get an email from Cleis Press and the subject line reads, “Response Urgently Needed!” Now this is not the type of email that I routinely receive, neither with that subject line nor from Cleis Press. So I was very curious! Turns out that they wanted to contract a reprint of one of my stories for a “Best of the Best” type anthology! Woo-hoo! Talk about a nice little birthday present. (I, of course, accepted.)

Then… on Wednesday, I get an email from an editor to whom I had submitted some work that he’s accepting the story and that I’ll be receiving a contract. Yee-haw! (First printings pay better than reprints.)

The-en… today, I receive the above-mentioned contract AND another email—with a contract attached—for a different story! Cha-ching! (Good things do come in threes!)

So, in just over a week, I have contracted three stories for publication next year! I sure hope that bodes well for the three submissions I am working furiously to finish for their upcoming deadlines.

So now, back to work…