But there's been some news in the past few weeks.
First off, publications!
"Astreya's Fish" over at Chrome Baby, which is free to read. If you've read By the Stars You Will Know Her or Oh Deity, My Deity, then you've encountered Astreya before. At some point, I'll get around to writing the fourth installment that'll wrap all these stories together. I just haven't gotten on it since none of those stories have been big sellers. *sigh* But it'll happen...one of these days...
Other publications: "Detergent" in Bete Noire issue #15 --a black comedy sci-fi flash piece. Need to buy the issue, but here's a snippet:
“We need detergent so--”
“How could you?” She frowned. “You should at least wait until she dies.”
He sighed. “But that’s taking too long. We need soap now.”
“I think we’ve kept her long enough, past her usefulness anyway. What does she do now? Except cost us credits. I mean, how many hips do we have to replace on her?”
“She’s not a refrigerator.”
“I agree, our fridge has never given us trouble.”
In space, you gotta get your soap from somewhere, right?
And yet another flash piece, "The Last Old House," in Horror D'oeuvres.
Some acceptances, one from an awesome anthology called Unfettered--stories which revolve around illustrations by Terry Whidborne (I chose the one with gnomes on stilts crossing tentacles). The same publisher is open for another neat anthology idea: The Lane of Unusual Traders. The pay is really good, so it's something worth checking out.