Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 • 1 Comment on Hot Fiction For a Cold Night
While I’m busy having girl-time with Sheri (and half-heartedly doing some work when I absolutely have to), stop by Clean Sheets and read my new story Skin Deep (aka: my hard to find a home for, heart transplant/breast cancer survivor story). I think it is poignant and thought-provoking. I would love to know what you think.
Here is the teaser from the table of contents:
He was startled by the paleness of her belly, but his breath caught as she pulled the T-shirt higher, over her chest. Her right breast was pretty and plump, the nipple a pale, creamy pink. Where her left breast should have been there was only an ugly, pink scar bisecting the left side of her chest.
I love Clean Sheets, both as a reader and a writer, so I was absolutely delighted when fabulous fiction editor Bill Noble let me know they had selected Skin Deep for publication. My last sale to them was At Midnight, In the Month of June—my sex-and-death story and one of my all-time favorite pieces. Skin Deep probably makes the top ten, too. The hardest stories to write always end up being my favorite ones (and, I think, my best ones). I wonder if that is true of all writers?
I hope you enjoy Skin Deep. It’s not “sexy” in the traditional sense of the word, but I like my sex with a lot of raw emotion and, thankfully, so does Clean Sheets.