Another Day, Another Proof: Mermaid “Haiku” for Star*Line 39.1
So today brought a proof copy of STAR*LINE 39.1 with my 3-line mermaid shortie (see November 28). I put “haiku” in quotation marks because it isn’t really, at least in any rigorous sense, but rather an epigram with its title replacing its one-time first line. But that done, it still works and so the proof was returned tonight with the issue, dated Winter 2016, presumably to be out very soon.
For the poem itself, it’s about a mermaid, but not a very nice one. One will find it on page 13, nestled in the bottom right-hand corner, appropriately given that its title/first line is “death from below.” As for STAR*LINE, it’s the official quarterly publication of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, more about which can be found here.