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I have a story out in Shimmer's 17th issue -- the cover story!

(http://www.shimmerzine.com/issue-17-orders/)

That cover is crazy looking, you say, and, what the hell is your story about, and what kind of title is that, anyway? (Or probably you don't say, but I like to imagine an imaginary you since writing fiction makes me all the time standing halfway in a fictional universe.)

Well, first off, imaginary reader, this story is a unicorn. A writing unicorn to be more precise. This is the story I got in a flash of brilliance and wrote in one delirious sitting and then didn't edit at all except for typos. This story was inspired and easy and then sold to an amazing magazine where it landed on the cover. Hello, unicorn that we all chase but never get to pet because we are all hella impure and unicorns don't exist.

Second, this story is my truest story. Well, it's not true at all, but it's emotional core is about a friend break up I had with my best friend. It's the only story I've ever written that is about something that happened to me. Usually my stories come from more political and/or ragey places, but this one is about my own life. Not really at all, but also, it sort of is, too.

Last, this is a circus story. So it's about running away and becoming strange and ugly and other or deciding not to. It's about going off in search of your life and the things that happen along the way that make it so that the you you were no longer exists. If that makes sense. Probably not.

Anyway, I love this story and hope you do too.

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neile
Sep. 24th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Gonna go buy the kindle edition now.

Yay, Katie!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 16th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
The Mostly True Adventures of . . .
I absolutely love this story! It's so real, and so honest, and so fluid. It's beautifully written, with no awkward phrasings and a gorgeous landscape. Congratulations on your publication -- I'm not at all surprised Shimmer chose it as their cover story.
ktsparrow
Jan. 16th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: The Mostly True Adventures of . . .
Thanks! Really nice to hear.
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