October 21st, 2007

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Ideomancer is taking "Mother of Exiles" for publication. Just emailed my acceptance, along with a bio and story origin.

Held off on reading the acceptance when it arrived in the email this morning because I dreaded another rejection. I finally mustered the nerve after watching a rerun of Torchwood.

"Mother of Exiles" (which was formerly titled "Father of Exiles") owes a lot to a Worldcon panel where Joe Haldeman commented about his war experiences, and how killing another person leaves a mark that is difficult to communicate. So, tip of the hat to him and to the stories my father did tell me about his time in the U.S. Army during WWII and those stories my uncle didn't tell me.