Prisoner 4th Story Picked for June

Another day, another acceptance?  Wouldn’t that be something!  But make it two days and this time it happened with an email this afternoon from DARK BITS accepting my 450-word story “The Third Prisoner.”  And — what is it about summer reruns and June? — this one is a reprint as well, originally published in LVWonline.org in November 2008 as an “Honorable Mention” in the Ligonier Valley Writers 2008 Flash Fiction Contest.  More information also appears here for June 15 2012.  And that’s not all either — it also has zombies.

What a combination!  Prisoners and zombies, and all in a South American setting (it’s also been published in Portuguese, as “O Terceiro Prisoneiro,” in the Brazilian anthology I ANTOLOGIA LUSIADAS in 2010) with antecedents in the Caribbean.  As for its new home, DARK BITS will be a collection of 52 flash fiction horror stories with “no restrictions on subject or taste, only on the length,” expected to be out sometime in July from Apokrupha in both printed and electronic versions.

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  1. Next it will be a zombie in the Oval office. Oops, I’ll bet that’s been done. Prisoners & zombies in South America? Hmmm.

  2. I meant that some fiction writer has done the zombie in the Oval office. I do not mean that as a political comment!!!

  3. Gerald Ford for some reason came to mind first, but then, though maybe it’s a little mean spirited, Ronald Reagan seemed close to being that already.




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