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The Book of Shadows

Here's some writing news: Shadowed Realms will be putting out an anthology containing the fiction from their first six issues online. It will be called The Book of Shadows and I agreed to the reprint of my piece 'Johnny Cash (a tale in questionnaire results)' which'll snag me a copy of the book and that's about all. But I'm cool with that: I got paid fifty for it originally, you all got to read it for free, and this'll give me a dead tree copy of the piece. All good. For you guys out there, if you dig the site, you can buy a copy of the book and, I'm sure, feel good that the funds will end up back in the site, paying for new fiction or funky things like southern accented phone sex operators to record it for you as a spoken word track. The book will also come with some new material, but I don't know what that will be.

It's not much writing news, sure, but things have been quiet. It's better than the rejections that'll come soon enough, but not by much.

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lonewolf23
Aug. 25th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Hm, that's at least two people I know who've been told about this. Yet to hear anything myself, though. Maybe my two SR stories aren't to be included. *shrug*
benpeek
Aug. 25th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
the email gave me the impression that all the stories would be included. but who knows? maybe they're going to snag some new content off you. maybe it'll be with the novella thing you guys are doing?

got no idea, really.
lonewolf23
Aug. 26th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
S'okay, they finally got to me. Maybe they were going from worst to best. Or, more likely, from best to worst. ;)
benpeek
Aug. 26th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
hmm. maybe i should have asked for money?

;)
tanuja
Aug. 25th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
That's a great short story, and FWIW, a completely unique way of writing a short story.

I shall be buying the book, as soon as we've got Mr Tanuja's first pay check!
benpeek
Aug. 25th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
not to belittle my greatness or nothing, but i do feel i should mention that i saw ballard do it first. he has 100 answers, though, and i thought that made it drag somewhat, so i halved. the jesus section is a nod towards that story.
ex_benpayne119
Aug. 26th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
I finally got around to reading this story... I liked it... I'm sure we've all had those thoughts about Reagan... you're giving voice to the gestalt...

benpeek
Aug. 26th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
thanks :)

for a little story it's sure gotten some nice feedback. i've been pretty surprised by it, really.
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