Good morning readers. I’ve been saving this one up for more than a month. My first piece of speculative fiction, “About Jake,” to be published is up at Bewildering Stories.
Although, it’s a non-paying market, I’m proud of this piece, given that it’s a first. Also, the editors at Bewildering Stories worked with me, suggesting rewrites that pretty much required major surgery on the piece. The practice of it was well worth the challenge of the rewrite. Their suggestions made me sharpen the focus on the story, especially the ending, which caused me no end of fits.
For the editorial assistance alone, I will recommend this market to other writers.
Also, want to thank the crew at North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop for the critiques that helped me see through the rewrites.
Well, that’s enough chit-chat for now. Until next time, thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy the story.