I’m just a few days late to the party here, but I wanted to take a moment to say “Yay!” about a really fun piece that you can find in the newly released issue of Boundary Shock Quarterly, subtitled Avast!
The issue itself is crammed full of pirates in … well … I was going to say space, but since my own entry is a difference sub-genre, I’ll settle for simply pirates in science fiction. That’s right, folks. Time to walk the Planck constant.
Even more fun, the work I have in the issue is a collaboration with my fantastic writer-daughter, Brigid. It’s titled “Paradox on HMS Observant,” and is a swashbuckling adventure that spans the Sea of Time itself. Hard to do in some 8,000 words, give or take, but we were up for the challenge. It was a lot of fun. I hope you have a great time with it.
I love these times Brigid and I get to do things like this together, both for the obvious reason and because the final story always winds up feeling different from things I do by myself. That’s a key to a good collaboration.
This is the third time that we’ve paired up on a short story, the first being “The Year the Went into Extra Innings,” which appeared in the WMG’s 2021 Holiday Spectacular, and the second being “Us vs. Them,” which was published in our own awesomely tasty anthology Face the Strange (which is full of great stories by other writers that you should definitely read).
We haven’t published anything longer, though. Not yet, anyway.
That’s going to change soon, though, he says in full foreshadow mode.
Very, very soon.