I’ve had a bounce in my step for awhile now what with getting some of my very short fiction out there in the world. One of those putting-bounce-in-my-step moments was placing a short story called “Turkey Day” with the good folks at Suicide House Publishing for their holiday offering Scary Snippets: Christmas Edition.*
I received two copies of the book the other day and am looking forward to reading it. All of the stories are very short (hence “snippets”), between 100 and 600 words. Naturally, being a Lady of Chaos Undivided I went for excess and made sure I used all 600 words.
Monsters and mayhem, by a goodly number of authors, include such things as cannibalism (tasty presented of course), Yule Cat, Revenge of the Christmas trees, and I am pleased to report that mine wasn’t the only story with zombies.
I must confess that my zombies were an oblique feature rather than the main attraction of Turkey Day. One possible theme for my story might be that people are just a little too hard to impress these days and it’s a damned shame. Whatever the case, I’m one of those people (currently anyway) who usually looks for a theme after I’ve finished my work rather than when I’m writing it.
In other news, I was the dungeon master for a Dungeons & Dragons game yesterday, which went pretty well. I haven’t DMed in many years and I was a little nervous going in, but everyone said they had fun and are looking forward to once again visiting the Enchanted Forest, so I’m pretty pleased.
Finally, I have a sorry little tale (pun not intended) about my cat catching a mouse. That will be for next time. I hope everyone had a nice holiday.
* Suicide House Publishing has since changed its name to Nocturnal Sirens Publishing.
** My mother made the little clothespin angel, which I thought was cute, and put it in this year’s Christmas box. Thanks, Mom! 🙂