There’s an interesting story behind the story. Alex Korovessis, Kasma editor, sent me an e-mail yesterday. He had read a drabble (flash fiction under 250 words) with the same title here at A Moving Line, liked it and wondered if I’d be interested in reworking the story to full flash length (1,000 words) and submit it to him for possible publication in Kasma.
I figured a couple days of work would do it, but I started the rewrite last night, got gobbled up by the idea and stayed up until 6:00 a.m. this morning to finish it. I sent it along to Alex at 7:30 a.m. and ran off to a doctor’s appointment. When I got home at noon, he’d replied. He liked it, wanted to buy it. Would I sell it to him?
It’s just after 2:00 p.m. (PST) right now. The story is up and readable at Kasma and payment has been posted to Paypal.
Thank you Alex. The story looks great and this is the quickest story/submission turn-around I’ve ever had.
God, I love electronic publication.