This one’s a bit of a watershed moment for me. My first published piece of short fiction is out now in Qwerty, University of New Brunswick’s literary magazine (love you lots, Canada). It’s the Spring 2014 issue, a delayed announcement due to some issues they were having with their site. Subscribe to get at the goods.
The piece is called “Allegorien Deutschlands”. It’s not strictly a short story, but a series of six little scenes, each less than a thousand words, that illustrate some symbolic or emotional aspect of German culture or philosophy. They were written mainly as a personal exercise while I was learning German last year, but having floated them out to a few places for jollies, I heard back from Qwerty. Then I ran around the house shouting stuff for a bit. Anyway, still trucking more fiction pieces out to magazines, so perhaps there’ll be more announcements of this sort in the near future!