This story took almost 6 months of picking on to finish writing, and another entire year to finally sell. At nearly 7k words, it was too long for most genre fiction zines, and its saleability was probably not helped by my choice to use Second Person perspective. Also, it’s more of a character study than anything else; minimal plot. I’m really selling it here, no doubt!
Still, it’s only one of two stories (of any kind) that I completed last year, and my first sale of 2020, coming on the heels of finally finishing PAPERFLESH. Maybe it’ll bring good luck.
I’m sorry to say that it’s not free to read as Prole is a subscription-only print magazine, but if you check back in a year’s time I’m sure it’ll be up on this site eventually.