And another short story has been chosen for publication! “Symphony” was my submission for an anthology with a female fantasy theme. I struggled over how to interpret that for a little while and then decided to write the fantasy itself rather than the frame story of the person fantasizing. Guess that worked out!
In “Symphony”, a musicologist masturbates for her colleagues so they can use her sounds to create music that can make listeners come. This story was inspired by a Kate Bush song about the opposite – “what they wanted was a sound that could kill someone from a distance” – made much, much more pleasurable.
I don’t have a publication date yet, but I imagine it will be in 2015. As always, there’s one more hurdle – the Cleis Press editing round, but I’m more than hopeful that I will make the cut. Fun stuff!