So begins the new year and my first attempt at the online media.
2008 begins with "Thicker Than Water" published online in Bewildering Stories Issue 273:
This is an excerpt of a novel-in-progress of the same name.
The long story is that I had submitted a different story to Bewildering Stories and it was accepted - provided I would remove the profanity. So I debated whether to edit or withdraw for a few days. When I finally decided to withdraw it from consideration, the response was a request for another story. With nothing else appropriate for the profanity requirement, I compiled a piece from the novel-in-progress, and it was accepted.
As a further footnote, just days later, the other story (Doing Time In the Real World) was accepted - profanity intact - by the Noneuclidean Cafe and will be published sometime soon in the Winter edition. I will forward a link as soon as I am notified.
Thanks for all you support and encouragement! I am looking forward to a new year, new stories and a new experience here in the world of blog.