It has been pointed out to me by numerous smart people that authors who post what they wrote have a better chance of seeing them picked up for awards lists. Also known as: yes, I should write an eligibility post.
So this is me, setting that precedent, so I have to stick with it later in the future when I’m actually writing and getting published more prodigiously.
Short stories published in 2016
The Death of Chaos, published by Unlikely Story in The Journal of Unlikely Observances. This anthology was a collection of stories about April Fool’s Day, and The Death of Chaos is a creation story.
Sunny’s months were tranquil and calm. Plants grew, plants were harvested. Sheep lambed, lambs grew, sheep were slaughtered. Summer was rhythmic progress.
Seth’s madness was predictable in its unpredictability. Two years before, it rained green-bellied newts for a whole week. Four years prior, the clouds belched flowers, but only on the women. No one will talk about the Year of the Canned Beans. In the winters, anything could, and did, happen, and there was no question of why.
Unlikely Story’s on hiatus in 2017, but I look forward to their return, because their publications have lots of great work.
If you’re more of the User Experience or Design wonk, you may be interested in:
- Once Upon a Time on A List Apart, where I discuss using the fairy tale framework to better communicate with co-workers
- My list of posts on The Interconnected, where I’ve published numerous articles on UX, Design, and being a human in the internet age.
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