Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Edifice Wrecked and flashquake

Well. I'm quite beyond myself with delight. Edifice Wrecked recently accepted Nature Hates a Vacuum, a short story I co-wrote with Valerie Fox. Such a thrill. It's our second story and second slated publication — which means we must be doing something right.

     Submission date: 12 August 2006
     Reply date: 14 August 2006

On top of this, flashquake accepted two poems, The Weight of Seasons and On Seeing the Body Hit Ice for their autumn 2006 issue. The latter also got the Editor's Pick booty. Whooopeeee!

     Submission date: 26 July 2006
     Reply date: 15 August 2006

Computer update:

The husband brought home a new computer last Friday. Every time someone nosey asks if we have any kids, I get the urge to reply, "We've been genetically modified not to have children, only computers. We have four darlings now. And another one due out this January, maybe Feb."

So, right now we've —uh— got like five of them in the house: the new baby, the retired pc, the old Mac G3, my G4 (i.e. my birthday gift to him and which I happen to be using 99% of the time) and his portable computer. The crazy thing is we actually use at least three of them contemporaneously.

Now that we're talking crazy:

I've literally gone ga-ga over Fish Tycoon. It's soooo cool. I've got a thing for taking care of animals and this virtual aquarium just makes my cup of seaweed.

I can watch the fish for hours and hours... breeding them, selling them and funding the research programs.


Cheryl said...

Hi, Arlene...

I know you will find this incredibly bizarre (disturbing perhaps?) that a complete stranger is congratulating you on the pubs.

But congratulations! Love both of those zines.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

That's good news about the story and poems. Interesting venues. Keep writing...

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Whooo-hoooo!! Congratulations Arlene. That's fantastic news, and I'm so excited we'll both be in edifice Wrecked. How cool is that?