Woke up this morning to a nice e-mail from the folks at Brain Harvest, letting me know they liked my story, “The Time-Share,” and want to publish it. *crowd goes mild–no, not mild, wild. Wild! Ah, that’s better.*
This is a story I’ve struggled with for a while, but it’s benefited from things I’ve learned editing some of my longer stories, and I think it hits pretty hard now at a lean 730 words. It’s a dark story, about a man who runs afoul of a bleak future’s brutally-simple legal system and the frightening technology that enables it.
“The Time-Share” will appear in Brain Harvest on April 5, 2009.