Monday, 18 January 2010
My 91st short story just published!
Today I received a cheque and complimentary copy of Telling Tales #4 – Winter 2009 – for my science fiction story ‘Remorseless Time’, which is featured and begins:
‘Why do you go back?’ the very thin and pallid temporal engineer asked, the last in a long litany of familiar questions. One of these days, he might get a different answer from me. But not this time.
‘I want to suffer contrition,’ I said, as usual, ‘but can’t.’
Sitting opposite, the NB judge leaned back and sighed. ‘You can’t change the past, Mr Thurston.’ The judiciary’d dispensed with wigs fifty years ago. He looked like a kindly uncle rather than a hanging judge. Not that they hung anybody in New Britain. In a way, indoctrination was much worse. Death was final. Indoctrination seemed like a living death to free spirits like Donna, Tim and me…
Telling Tales is a well-produced, attractive A5 magazine, and the editor pays, which is laudable. Whether you’re a reader or a writer, why not try out a subscription? Check it out at www.meadowpublications.co.uk or contact the editor, Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.