I took a gamble and finished a story that has taken about six years to get on paper. I received the pre-publication proofs this week, and I have already finished reviewing them and sent them back to a wonderful editor and visionary, Genna Rivieccio. The story, "Rat Box," will be featured in Vol. 23 of The Opiate, a literary magazine with a devilish soul and a wonderful (and uniquely American) literary aesthetic. I'll post a link to the print and electronic editions of the magazine in late-October or early-November. In the meantime, I will have another story getting ready for publication and a new speculative fiction project (a seperate post for that, and soon).