Friday, August 24, 2012
SFFS: Snippet from "Feeling Blue Today" in Hazard Yet Forward
"Feeling Blue Today" from HAZARD YET FORWARD
"Feeling Blue Today" is an excerpt from my current speculative thriller ATOMIC ZION. I decided not to use this piece in the novel, but it worked well as a short story.
And about the anthology...
Seventy-six writers connected to the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction program have created a multi-genre charity anthology entitled Hazard Yet Forward. All proceeds from this project will benefit Donna Munro, a 2004 graduate of the program. Munro, a teacher living in St. Louis, Missouri, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Genres represented in the book range from horror to romance to mystery - and everything in between. Some of the notable writers in the anthology are World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson, Bram Stoker winners Michael A. Arnzen and Michael Knost, Bram Stoker nominees Lawrence C. Connolly and John Edward Lawson, ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults winner Jessica Warman, Rita finalist Dana Marton, Spur award winner Meg Mims, Asimov's Reader's Award winner Timons Esaias, Rhysling Award nominee K. Ceres Wright, Ronney Award winner Jason Jack Miller, and WV Arts and Humanities literary fellowships winner, Geoffrey Cameron Fuller.
"Now, tell me why you colored the entire page with the grey crayon first," Dr. Srockman said.
Evie had done this on every observable occasion, but had never explained why.
She squished her mouth up like she was debating on whether to answer. "Because," she finally said. "That’s how everything starts out." She avoided the psychiatrist's gaze.
"What do you mean?" Dr. Srockman needed to be careful. Rule number one in sessions was no leading questions. Diagnosing synesthesia of any sort relied heavily on participant honesty.
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