Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing in the New Year!

From the Speakers: BABY PLEASE COME HOME by Michael Buble

This bodes well for 2012!

On the first day of the new year, my story "The Lion's Den" was published in Ray Gun Revival, a great magazine for science fiction. If you're a constant reader of mine, you might recognize the magazine--it's where my last story "Good Business, With Guns" appeared.

I'm so excited to have "The Lion's Den" in RGR. The story gave me a lot of trouble during its construction. I knew I had something solid--a good story--but somewhere in the translation from idea to paper reality, it got lost. I couldn't bring myself to give up on it, though. It kept pulling itself out of temporary retirement (rather like Brett Favre). Literally years passed between the first and final drafts, with more than a little help from friends, countless editing sessions, and some enlightening advice from the Overlords at RGR. At last, though, all that work payed off.

Needless to say, if this is any indication as to the success 2012 has in store, I'm STOKED! Guess this doesn't count for Write1Sub1 Reloaded, but it's still a nice little boost into the challenge.

Here's the link to "The Lion's Den," which can also be found by clicking the link in the left-hand column:

If you feel so inclined, I'd love to read your comments on the story and see what you thought. And as always, thanks for reading!

Happy 2012!


  1. Happy New Year indeed -- way to go! I enjoyed it and left a comment over there. It's got to be a great feeling to see this one finally greet the world after all your hard work.

  2. It was great, and it was awesome to finally submit it knowing there was something different about this draft. Grateful to you for reading, Milo!

  3. Hell of a way to start the year, and (I've said this before) I LOVE RGR, so normal "congratulations" and then a little more on top. Shows persistence pays! Really liked the story; I left stars.

  4. Haha thanks for the praise, Shane! Really appreciate it--can't wait to read some of your stuff in return. And I agree: RGR is awesome.