Just got word I've made another sale, my seventh of the year. This time it's a short story called Rainbow Girl, to Golden Visions Magazine. This was one that the editor had requested a minor rewrite on a while back, which I was happy to do, and I believe it made the story stronger. It's estimated to come out in their winter issue, so there's a little wait, but not too bad.
Rainbow Girl was the first story I wrote after my mother died back in January, so it is perhaps noticeably dark and grim. It is a short piece about addiction, desperation and death. But don’t you agree that sometimes it is the dark pieces that feel right at those difficult times of our lives. Writing such is a way of dealing with the grief.
I haven’t done a lot of dark writing yet in my career, but it is definitely an area that I would like to explore more in the future—just without the real life inspiration!