With a week left before nominations for the Million Writers Award open, I’m engaging in a little shameless self-promotion, letting you know about stories I’ve written that are eligible this year. But I’ve also listed five stories by others that I wouldn’t mind seeing win. Whether you nominate one of mine or one of theirs or a different story altogether, nominate something; web-published short fiction has matured a great deal in the last few years, and with so many of the traditional print outlets drying up the web may be the last best hope for stories.
One of the better web outlets is The Summerset Review, which has been doing this thing–publishing great stories and essays on-line for all the world to see without asking anything in return–since Fall 2002. In the Fall 2005 issue, they published my story “I might not miss you”.
This is a somewhat experimental story, about points of view and parallel universes and disconnections. I hope you like it.