Heros are the summer theme for me.
Next month, I anticipate a short story of mine will be published in an anthology published by Rowanwood Publishing and the Just-Us League. This is the second anthology. The first one, From the Stories of Old, featured fairy tale retellings. The retellings were everything from the classic Rumpelstiltskin to more modern Hans Christian Anderson Little Mermaid, eastern culture tales like East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and less common stories such as my own based on the Struwwelpeter.
This second anthology is stories of heros and villains. I’m excited to introduce Madame Pain, the voodoo diva, and her nemesis the Volcano. I imagine their great battle takes place in an ancient portion of a cemetery that looks a little like this picture:
My hero and villain battle it out over the most common of all causes, love. Believe it or not, despite the terrifying cemetery and the romance, I consider this story a humor piece.
I’m excited to have this one published.