A few thoughts on my latest published short fantasy story “A Tale of Woe”–featuring a magic-wielding heroine gifted with a peculiar second sight, an insatiable goddess who feeds on the misery of mortals, and a city on the brink of disaster.
My short fantasy story “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” appeared this month in Fireside Fiction magazine. A bit below on the history, and speculation, that inspired it.
The illustration for the story (above) is by the artist Odera Igbokwe
Reprints are always cool. They’re also, kinda weird.
With the buzz last month that the late Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time is moving forward at Sony Pictures, could we be looking at the most diverse fantasy story (so far) to make its way into popular media?
Maybe. Or maybe not.
As the dice tumble and wheel turns, let’s discuss right quick.
Kicking off another year, looking back on 2016 in my writing life–and what I might hope for in 2017.
“So give us your Black elves, your Black space captains, your Black heretics standing against prophecies and insurmountable odds. Send us your Black wizards and Black gods, your Black sergeants fighting on alien planets. …Because the future of genre is now. And the future ain’t going to write itself.”- writer Justina Ireland