The Bridge Door is done and even re-edited. I just need a good query letter now, and then see what happens when I inquire. Good luck, me!
Just got word from Magpie Eclectic Press that they will not be making an anthology of short stories any time soon. My story “The Hidden” Had been accepted to be included. Seems only 2 people sent back signed contracts (I was one). Bummer! Would have been my 1st paid sale.
Old, and yet not so old, the original was a victim of the blizzard of ’78, the present an insistence and gift from the public.
Red now, she is a sign of home and welcome.
It’s breezy but calm and peaceful here, the inner harbor rung with houses, fishing shacks, and wharfs, a few boats waiting for their owners’ orders to head out to sea.
It’s relaxing to be here (despite the persistent breeze), away from the big-time hustle and business of the city I work in or the smaller one I live in.
The motif is a reminder of calmer, slower days when you could go about your business and still have time to gather your thoughts.
Is it the seas within our cells that seek out places like this, with the water, the peace, the memory, the call home?*
This was written after a visit to Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA, and is what I thought as I relaxed at the wharf by the motif.
* A scientist/explorer/philosopher of our time and far wiser than me explained himself by saying “I am the sea, and the sea is me.”
Getting a bit more written in book 3 chapter 8. Using my old discarded world to fill in characters and places. Why throw out what worked? Book 1 rewrite? Not so much done. I’ll see about tackling that after summer school ends.