The story, 'Arthur Kovic's Days of Change' was first written in 2009 when I lived in Stockholm, Sweden and was a piece I'd always believed worthy of publication although never got around to submitting. I rewrote it a little in 2016 and so was very pleased when it was bought-up by Scottish Science Fiction magazine 'Shoreline of Infinity'.
It finally saw publication in print around a month ago and looks like this:
The Magazine itself described the story as "a spiralling journey into a crumbling reality" while a recent review picked it out as one of the highlights of the issue calling it "a surreal and unclassifiable piece, that's impossible to summarise without spoiling the final twist." before kindly stating that it had the reviewer "hooked from start to finish".
Both descriptions make me very happy indeed.
On the subject of 'change', the long gestation period from idea to publication of this story has made me realise that I need to be a lot more proactive with the wealth of stories I have sitting on my hard drive in a completed state. Indeed, this website itself needs a thorough spring clean as the majority of content on it was written a good five or six years ago as I stopped uploading most things I wrote in the grounds that it would void them from publication. I will really have to try and get on top of both of these things soon. The existence of magazines like Shoreline is crucial to that.
In any case, you can purchase Shoreline of Infinity #8 in a variety of ways and I strongly suggest you do; not just to read my story, but to enjoy the numerous others contained within. I particularly enjoyed Targets by Eric Brown and The Pink Life by Nathan Susnik, both of which were prescient and disturbing in equal measures. Finally, in purchasing the magazine you get to support a rare thing these days: a print science fiction anthology that is actively looking to pay its writers for their work!
You can download it for Kindle or ebook or purchase it as the glossy book pictured above from the following links: