Novelist and editor Lavie Tidhar has asked me if he can reprint my story “Waiting with Mortals” for The Apex Book of World SF 3 next year!! This is my happy thought for the rest of the month. The previous volumes of the series featured big guns like Lauren Beukes, Zoran Živković, and Ekaterina Sedia, and have been reviewed by Strange Horizons. And I’m going to be a part of it too! Amazing, amazing stuff.
I’m not doing it for the money, she says. I like it when they take you. You don’t have to decide, you don’t have to be in control. You take a break from the world and let someone else do your living. Your body becomes someone else’s and there’s no responsibility, no making mistakes, because it’s not you, it’s someone else with their own plans and you’re just there for the ride. A girl I had last month, she died on her fifteenth birthday. She had wanted to join her friends in the city but her parents wouldn’t let her out past midnight. She climbed out the apartment window and tied a bit of rope to her waist and tried to lower herself down. The rope around the window frame snapped and she fell from the fourth floor. She goes in me, and the next thing I know I’m waking up from a table in McDonalds with cheeseburger in my mouth and a milkshake in my hand. Tasted wonderful. Everything tastes better in a burger wrapper. Don’t you miss that?
The rest here.
In other news, I’ve also(sort of) finished moving flats so I’m alive to the world again. Watched Prometheus this afternoon and it was full of awesome and rightly so. Planning to watch Snow White and the Huntsman some time this week. Yes, full on SF and F for the week, but really, you and I both know I’m there mainly for The Theron.