FIVE YEARS TODAY
Today, near as dammit, marks the fifth anniversary of my first publication.
The Habit of Dying wasn't the first story I sold, but by the usual quirks of fate, was the first to see print. It appeared in the August 2001 edition of ezine Alien Q. No, I haven't linked it: despite promising to pay $US50, they never did, and after a protracted email battle, I forced them to pull the story after it had been on display for six months or so. Still, it was my first story to see air, and I'm still proud that it happened.
I sold it again to Peridot Books some time later, and it appeared in Volume 24 of that electronic publication. Sadly, it's no longer available, but as a way to mark the anniversary, I've created a new blog page upon which to put the story.
It's here. Go and have a read. It's not art, but it was the first hathcling out of the nest, so you can picture me all teary and nostalgis as you gaze upon its deathless (ahem) prose.
By one of those wonderful and slightly eerie synchronicities that rule our life, August also marks the fifth anniversary of Luscious' first publication. (Ooooohhhhhh boogieboogieboogieboogieboogie).
Divinities appeared in the August 2001 issue of Antipodean SF under her then-name of Lyn Triffitt, and as Anti-SF have a better habit of archiving their stuff than others, you can still read it in its original form.
5 years. Not much has happened since.....