It just occurred to me … today … that I could reprint an old published story (my first ever sale!) on my own website. And so I did!
And Now, A Message From A Future Sponsor Of This Fine Publication by Kara Lee. 275 words; best read in Cave Johnson’s advertising voice. (He should probably have bought a policy.)
And there’s no remedy for memory
Your face is like a melody
It won’t leave my head …
— Lana Del Rey, “Dark Paradise”
… which is to say, my story “A Remedy for Memory” is live on Empyreome. Thank you for reading, if you do!
P.S. While you’re at it, may I suggest you try the other stories in the issue? I am personally very fond of “Oscars on the Rue Jules Verne.”
I am very happy to announce that “A Remedy for Memory”, a short SF story about love and memory and the perils of mixing them together, will be in the July 2017 issue of Empyreome Magazine.
I love all my children equally … said the parent of one child (and this is true, she said, in Peter Sagal’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” voice). But in all earnestness, “A Remedy for Memory” represents something special to me, not least that I don’t know when to quit. I wrote my first version of this story back in 2009, and since then I’ve lost count of the number of times I revised or completely rewrote the piece. I was going to rewrite it again–I still have the outline in my Google Docs–if there were no takers this year. But I am beyond happy that someone does want it.
As for the story sitting in my revised outline, I still plan to write it, or something like it, one day. Like I said, I don’t know when to quit.
“A Study in Bronze”, my retelling of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle style) combined with a fairytale that I shall not name because spoilers, is now live on Mirror Dance!
If you read it, thank you ♥ and please do check out the other pieces in the Spring 2015 issue!