Me: I sold some books to help the fires in Australia.
Rewind: There are terrible fires in Australia. I know some writers (through my writing experiences) who live in Australia. I tried to think of a way to help, and figured I could donate a few copies of Tainted for sale, sending the proceeds to the Red Cross.
Aimee: Now I understand.
Me: The world is shrinking.
Aimee: Sure (nods her head politely and walks away)
In other news, I officially killed one market last year. Grim Graffiti had accepted "In the Dark, Alone and Hungry" before folding. I'm too tired to find another home for that piece (it has already made the rounds, anyway), so in an act of closure, I'm posting it as the first resident in The Land of Dead Stories. If anyone ever has a piece that kills a market and you don't want to search for a new home, let me know. I'll add it to The Land.
Saturday is Valentine's Day. Regardless of how you feel about the holiday, I'll have a love letter for my dear readers. Hugs and kisses (from a zombie).