Saturday, January 22, 2011

Write 1 / Sub 1 Weekend Update #2

I know, it's the third weekend and this is update #2. So I'm a slacker.

Anyway, I managed to ship off my third Write 1 / Sub 1 entry this week, a flash story titled "The Fisherman's Son" to Cezanne's Carrot. I subbed another story, a rewritten flash piece, to 100 Stories for Queensland, but I'd written it last year, so no "working ahead" here.

I also received my first rejection for a Write 1 / Sub 1 story (one other piece is still "out there"). But, as the wheel turns, I did place a pseudo-Lovecraftian tale, "The Wings of Çatalhöyük" with the Gloaming Magazine. I guess that's one of those give/take sort of things.

Here's a little inspiration for "Wings" (you can click the link for the rest of the article):

The vulture frescos at Çatalhöyük may show excarnation practices. Bodies were exposed, as in Tibet or among the Jains, in open funeral houses, to the tearing beak of the griffin vulture which stripped the skeletons of soft tissue.

Now if that doesn't get you thinking about something weird...

4 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Fishing tales are always funny or creepy : )

Jeremy Kelly said...

Yep. Definitely wierd. The Gloaming looks like a cool publication.

Cate Gardner said...

You're kicking ass (as usual).

Simon Kewin said...

Good luck with Cezanne's and congrats on The Wings of Çatalhöyük. And, yes, fascinating stuff ...