“Why Pete?”: The Making of a Story

Story rejections happen for a number of reasons. Here are a few, in no particular order. ~The story really does suck. (This was not a problem with "Why Pete?" because the judges at WOTF are very picky.) ~The story is of a type which doesn't appeal to the editor. (He/she hates space operas, or whatever.) ~The story is not a good fit for the publication. (The story is science fiction, the publication is Homes & Gardens.) ~The publisher has recently purchased and/or published a similar story. (Just bad timing.)

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Way Down the Bucket List

As a Canadian writer of stories of a speculative nature, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror, it has been one of my goals/dreams to have a story appear in Tesseracts, the annual Canadian Spec Fic collection.

A 100-Word Short Story?

Leon slammed the spade’s blade into the dirt cellar floor. “Hack my Facebook account will she? Bitch! No wonder Dad ran off with the babysitter-slash-cheerleader when I was ten.”

Best of Canadian Speculative Writing of 2011? Cool!

"From gunshots in the streets of Paris to brass-and-glass automatons on the sea floor off the coast of North Africa, Hawkwood's Folly draws an English lord, a French doctor and a young Russian bo's'n's mate into the deadly ocean depths on their quest to build a Utopia where no man has ventured before.

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