"Lync," a werewolf story I wrote once upon a time--and rewrote recently--has been accepted for Werewolf Magazine from Sapphire Publications. It should be in issue #7 due out in midsummer.
It's one of those happy occasions where a rejection led to other things.
I sent a story I recently finished to Blood Moon Rising Magazine, which I discovered while browsing at Shocklines.
That story was too long, but the editor mentioned their werewolf publication which accepts stories up to 4,000 words.
I wrote "Lync" probably in the early '90s and it was just sitting in my files, so I plucked it out and started re-reading.
Several of my fellow bloggers including Kate and Charles have discussed issues related to likable characters and digging deeper with stories.
Well as I reread the first version of "Lync" I discovered, in hindsight, my protagonist was well... What a bitch.
I gave her a complete overhaul, a new motivation and massaged the plot just a little, distancing the tale from the original news story on which it was based.
In the process I hope the total effect is a better metaphor and a better myth. Time will tell. I'll post a reminder come July.