First, it’s been a long time coming, even though it’s the first SF story I sold that is longer than flash length. Editor Frank Byrnes bought it last October — October 2008 — and now it’s found it’s way into the magazine.
Second, it’s being presented online and in print. I love to see my work on the Internet. But there’s something special about ink & paper. Don’t you just love the smell of laser-jet ink in the morning?
Third, a story by one of my online friends, Erin Kinch — Dinner for Three — is also in the magazine. WTG, Erin! Another notch in the pistol for both of us.
And finally, it’s just a heck of a good story. Rory Mathersby, a graphic novelist, wants so much to be a superhero, just like his creation, Swath. Rory has the money and the determination to pull it off — if the realities of life would just stop interferring.