My short story, “Karma Coyotes,” is now available from Musa Publishing in the Jack Gorman Got Cut By A Girl anthology.
Everything you need to know about the braided stories in this anthology is in the title: Jack Gorman got cut by a girl. And it just goes downhill for him from there.
I’d heard of anthologies whose concept came to be over dinner or drinks at a convention. This is the first time I’ve participated in such a thing, and it was pretty darn awesome. Lovely set of writers to collaborate with and Celina Summers, Musa’s Editorial Director, is more of a super woman than I first thought.
For those interested, here’s an excerpt from “Karma Coyotes” …
Jack lay face down, outside, in a location he did not yet recognize.
A normal state of being for Jack.
The early autumn night was merely cool, so despite his T-shirt and jeans and ragged semi-laced tennis shoes, the weather was not enough of a problem to demand Jack’s awakening attention. The roaring whistle that pierced his skull like an ice pick wielded by an angry gorilla, however, was.
Jack’s limited, hung-over consciousness returned. He became aware of hard, parallel lines of cold metal digging into his chest, gravel prickling his cheek, the scent of wet pine filling his nose. Opening his eyes, Jack squinted in the glaring light of the full moon. Someone yanked on the shoulder of Jack’s T-shirt, pulling his collar near choking tight.
“Leggo me.” Jack flailed his arm—
—and touched fur.