I love the Beat to a Pulp ezine. And I'm happy to announce that I have a story up there this week called "The Cinderella Myth". David has published my Sci-fi bounty hunter story, a Western, a Steampunk Fantasy serial, and now a crime story. You've got to love an editor who trusts a writer no matter what genre pool they jump into. Thank you, David!
"The Cinderella Myth" was originally written for the Watery Grave Invitational last year. After it didn't place I left it sit for a while pulling it out every now and then to tinker with it. I liked the story but it seemed to be missing something. When I pulled it back out a month ago I'd been reading some fairy tales and tinkering with an idea for a new story. As I read over the story I realized that it wanted to be a Cinderella story of sorts, so I went with it. Of course, there's no happily ever after but then life doesn't always give you what you want, does it?