We just returned from a week-long expedition to see my Great-Aunt Gladys in Oklahoma City. Yes, the dirt is red. No, not blood red, but red enough to surprise me. I'm ashamed to say this was my first trip to our neighbor to the south, even though I've lived in Kansas for thirty-four years.
Greeting me on the return was an acceptance from Parsec Ink for the Dark Glass Anthology (after a requested rewrite). I'm flattened and flattered. This should be a great collection.
I also won first prize in Catherine J. Gardner's ScaryCircusAct competition with my "living carousel" concept. It seems Wolf Dude didn't want anything shoved up his--well, you have the idea, don't you? Thanks, Cate. Sorry, Wolf Dude.
The funny bit: The story for Dark Glass mentions the Living Carousel. Spooky.
I'll try to post some Okie pics in the next couple of days. Now, I need to unpack.