Summer is practically here, the sun has been unpleasantly eager to make its presence known, and I’ve got a new short story out. “James and Peter, Fishing,” a heartwarming tale about the innocence of childhood and the power of dreams, went up at PodCastle this week.
Okay, it’s probably not that heartwarming.
And I have a mild allergy to the concept of childhood innocence.
Actually, it’s a story about tricksy mermaids and the power of friendship.
Except not really. Or even a little bit. You know what, why don’t you go listen to it? The reader for the story, Thomas Busby, did an excellent job. His voice was a spot on choice. I’m very pleased.
The previous paragraph contained no lies.
*The artwork is actually not remotely appropriate for the story. But I found it while looking for artwork that was and I liked it too much not to use it. This is the most misleading story publication announcement on the planet. I blame the sun.