1,500 words replaced by 1,500 new ones. And this time, they sound right; Friendly Fire is on its way. Too late in the evening now for more writing; turning in. To be off to a flying start at my next sitting, I just did a quick editing-and-outlining sweep. I found myself marking the fifth paragraph…

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After making the rounds for a while, collecting rejections, my story Engineering—kind of a torture porn* episode of The Twilight Zone—ended up with Dark Discoveries. Editor Paul Dudley rejected it, but in the subsequent correspondence gave some good thoughts on what the story needed to stand a better chance, even with DD. By that time,…

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