I anticipate The dissipation Of the all The scattering Of goals The rise of dreams To ride Upon the mists To be blown Upon the winds To reside In clouds And hide In trees To sleep In earth Drink water Sup sunlight Weep rain And sigh
I love the whole self-publishing world. I have embraced and become a part of it.
It has given me and many more like me a voice in the world. It has allowed us to bypass the gatekeepers at the submissions desk and reach an audience – however small.
However, there is a downside. Not a huge one but I have encountered it recently.
As I am trying now to concentrate on short stories – not very successfully so far – I thought it was high time I read a few more. So jumped onto my Kindle App on my tablet – entered a search for Science Fiction Short Stories.
I swear – 99% of the results showed a half-naked man or woman. In other words, 99% of them were erotica!
Talk about getting a whiff of success and jumping on the bandwagon!
Don’t get me wrong – I have been known to read and enjoy a bit of erotica. But so much! Too much!
Thankfully Google was more helpful.
I settled on this:
I haven’t read any of his work apart from Good Omens but there seems to be a good vibe around it. I’ll give it a go.