Am quite tickled to announce that I’ve sold “The Hills” to the Enter the Aftermath anthology from TANSTAAFL.
Enter the Aftermath is the second in a planned 3-book series of anthologies. The first, Enter the Apocalypse, came out earlier this year. Following Enter the Aftermath will be Enter the Rebirth.
“The Hills” was my 24-hour story from Writers of the Future. For those unfamiliar—when I was in Hollywood for the Writers of the Future workshop, we were tasked with writing a full story in just 24 hours. I blogged about it here and here and here.
Anyway, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for this story. Many years ago, I had submitted it to Edmund at Intergalactic Medicine Show, who told me it read like the first chapter of a novel. I considered his remarks carefully and discovered he was quite wrong. It’s actually the second chapter of a novel—Apocalypse Pictures Presents, which I may blogged a bit about, too. So there, Edmund. Nyah, nyah, nyah.
But like I said, I always loved the original short story, and it seemed like a good fit for this anthology. And the editor apparently agrees.
Been a while since I’ve sold some short fiction. So yay. And who knows? Maybe this bodes well for the novel.