A short story of mine, “Very Truly Yours”, has been published in the (semi-pro) webzine Polu Texni. Seven thousand words is apparently a bit long for the Web, so they broke it into four parts: I II III IV.
After reading the first half of the story, Michael A. Burstein, an actual award-winning professional SF writer, said “the idea behind the story is fascinating… the voice of the first person protagonist is compelling, and… I am now eager for Part III and the resolution”. I hope he is not disappointed.
Thanks to Dawn Albright for publishing me, thanks to Michael for the kind words, and thanks to all the folks at the old Critical Mass writers’ workshop for showing me where previous drafts of the story went wrong.