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The message came this morning from TALES TO TERRIFY, James, Just wanted to let you know your story aired on our podcast this week narrated by Jake Wachholz.   The story in question:  “In the Octopus’s Garden” (see April 8, 1; also April 21), originally published in 69 FLAVORS OF PARANOIA and also the lead story in my collection THE TEARS OF ISIS.  So, like an unruly child, now it can be heard as well as seen by pressing here, then pressing the button you’ll find therein.  It’s the second story in a podcast of two, starting at just over fourteen minutes in (about 14:12 to be almost exact) with title and bionote, then the reading of the story proper at about 15:18.  That is, fifteen minutes and 18 seconds, but that was my quick approximation for what that’s worth.

Then for reading the words, I’ve already mentioned THE TEARS OF ISIS, for more on which one can click its picture in the center column.  But also “In the Octopus’s Garden” has been quasi-simultaneously released in print and Kindle this August in DEADMAN’S TOME CAMPFIRE TALES, BOOK ONE (cf. July 15, April 24, 21).  For more on this one, one may press here.

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It happens sometimes.  It’s usually not reported here, but sometimes a magazine or book that’s accepted a story fails to be published.  But life must go on, yes?  Such has been the fate of “In The Octopus’s Garden,” originally published in 69 FLAVORS OF PARANOIA, March-April 1999, which we might recall had been accepted as a reprint for CREEPY CAMPFIRE QUARTERLY for publication later this year (see June 5 2016).  But then in November . . . well, these things happen.

Fast forward to this month, lots going on, but for thirty solid days in March no new acceptances, story or poetry, to be reported until Friday afternoon, March 31, and an email time-stamped 2:45 p.m.:  Thank you for submitting “In the Octopus’s Garden” to TALES TO TERRIFY.  We loved this story and would like to accept it for publication.  So you lose one, you win it back.  TALES TO TERRIFY is a podcast with “In the Octopus’s Garden” tentatively set to air “somewhere around July-December 2017.”  But for those who can’t wait or would like to read it in print as well, it’s also lead story in THE TEARS OF ISIS which can be ordered by clicking its picture in the center column or pressing here.

Good news comes.  In the wee, wee hours of Sunday morning I received an email, “Re: Your Wily Submission — Acceptance.”  It took me a few moments to remember just what that was for, but — mystery solved! — a variation I’d written of Cinderella called “Cindy,” originally published in FANTASTIC in Spring 2001, has now been accepted by WILY WRITERS for their upcoming “Mythpunk” issue.  This will be for audio and non-exclusive electronic print rights and should be out via www.wilywriters.com by or before the end of 2012.  “Cindy” is written to give the fairy godmother’s side of the story with a much more deliciously horrible ending than the one most readers may remember.  More information will be forthcoming as soon as I receive it.

Then, for another bit of good news, I’ve managed to scrape enough money together to be able to get to World Horror Convention this year after all, to include the Horror Writers Association’s special Bram Stoker Vampire Novel of the Century Award that I’ve been involved with as part of the jury (see Jan. 20).  Hopefully I’ll also be able to say hello to some of you there along with other friends.




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