Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Fathers & Sons" @ Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi

My short story "Fathers & Sons" has been published in Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi. Outside of Brain Harvest, this might be the weirdest story I've ever published.

Curiosity led the boy to dig in the front yard with a spoon. He wanted to know, in a roundabout subconscious childish sort of way, what it was this stuff in the earth that was trying to get into the house. It couldn’t just be earth and stones. He scooped up the soft green grass with his spoon and chucked it aside, then worked on the loamy topsoil, gently brushing worms and beetles aside so they wouldn’t be harmed by his excavations.

“What’re you doing there, son?” asked the father, who had appeared at the edge of the dig site.

“Digging,” replied the boy.

“Don’t dig too deep,” his father cautioned, not without a little chuckle. "You’ll come out on the other side of the planet, and everything you know will appear upside down.”

Anyway, I'm really pumped. I love this story. The editors of GGSFS loved it. AND WE KNOW YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO.

-bn

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