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Short story in new anthology Planetary: Venus

I have a new short story out, in the anthology Planetary: Venus from Superversive Press. Here's a description of the anthology: Venus, the second planet from the sun, a world of sulfurous gas and tremendous temperatures where the landscape features—mountains and valleys—are all named for love goddesses. Venus herself is the goddess most known for allure and romance. Here are twenty stories featuring Venus, the planet, the goddess, or just plain love—both romantic and otherwise. Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance. My short story, "Texente Tela Veneris" (in English, "Venus's Weaver"), has an interesting back-story: ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 18:56, February 26th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Saturday Special from the Vaults: Follow a Song

Last Saturday I posted the opening to the first novel I wrote, when I was 14 years old. This week we jump ahead four or five years to when I was attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas (that's a photo of the library). This story, "Follow a Song," was a winner in the school's annual creative writing contest, which meant a lot to me at the time: maybe I actually could become a published writer some day! The next year I was out of university and working at the Weyburn Review as a reporter/photographer, but it would be a while longer before I actually sold a short story. Re-reading this for the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:24, March 3rd, 2012 under Blog, The Vaults | Comment now »

Belated Saturday Special from the Vaults: Landscape with Alien

This week's (two-days-late-because-of-Christmas) Saturday special from the vaults is an unpublished short story that won an award in the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild's short fiction competition sometime in the 1990s...I think. If I'm remembering right. It never found a publisher, but I used to read it at school and library readings from time to time, though I haven't for quite a well: I have newer, better stuff. Still, it's not a bad little story. (I sound like Linus looking at Charlie Brown's pathetic little Christmas tree...must be the influence of the season.) I hope you enjoy it. Kareen Aldona added a white highlight to the orange flank of a boulder, considered a ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:32, December 26th, 2011 under Blog | Comment now »