Monday, November 7, 2016

"Where I'm From, We Eat Our Parents" is live at Daily Science Fiction!

I'm tickled to be back at Daily Science Fiction this month with a new story: "Where I'm From, We Eat Our Parents."

The story follows Fiend, a tentacle monster with romantic intentions. *Actually* romantic intentions. He's found a great girlfriend and the biggest conflict in his life right now is meeting her parents.

I might be riffing off a genre you've heard of on the internet. But will you admit having heard of it? As with "The Terrible," DSF's editors have let me publish some of my inner weirdness. I owe thanks to my beta readers: T.S. Bazelli, Nadya Duke, and Leigh Wallace.

You can read the story by clicking here.

13 comments:

  1. It was great! I'm not sure if the dog survived, though. If he's full, then not? Also not clear on who's driving. If she's in a wheelchair, he's driving?
    But really good. Thanks!

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    1. Using a wheelchair doesn't preclude driving. At all.

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    2. I regret to inform that the dog will not be at tomorrow's supper.

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  2. I loved it! As for the *certain* genre... Well... Yes, I've heard of it. And I'm not hiding that fact. :)

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  3. Not a genre I knew. Pretty certain my parents would have been indigestible.
    And yes, agreeing with Alex.

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    1. PS: Loved the 'sting of perfume'.

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    2. I'm glad you liked that line! Perfume always stings my nose, but I take it I'm in the minority?

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  4. Finally got around to reading this -- such a cute story! Agree about "the sting of perfume" being a winning line (even if I do actually really enjoy perfumes). Also "He'd enjoy a silk tentacle, and thinks Clarissa would too."

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  5. Oh my. But he ate the dog? Poor dog. What a perfectly awkward, difficult situation. LOL!

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