. . . well, good news, people! I have the story for you!
The second issue of Mothership Zeta released today, and I’m in it with my not-at-all absurdly titled story “The Elixir of the Not-So-Disgusting Death Smell.” In this work, you will find an epic love that transcends death, a race to cure rotting body odors, mad scientists, a handful of Re-Animator references, and of course, Girl Scout cookies.
It’s a silly story to be sentimental about, but it’s also the story that (a) helped me decide I was much more interested in writing spec-fic than lit-fic, and (b) helped get me into Clarion West. (Well. A much earlier version of “Elixir” did, anyway. I’ve rewritten this little ludicrous love story a ridiculous amount of times. In fact, the CW version didn’t even have the Girl Scout cookies, so obviously it was seriously inferior and I’m lucky to have gotten in at all.)
Mothership Zeta is available to buy here. Some stories will be posted on their website throughout the week for free, but I have no idea if mine is one of them or not. If so, I’ll update this post with a link. But if you can afford $2.99, you get ALL the stories, which is kind of awesome. (Personally, I’m particularly looking forward to checking out “That Time with Bob and the Unicorn” because man, that TITLE. Also, “The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie” because everything that A. Merc Rustad writes is awesome.)
2 thoughts on “And If You Were Looking For a Tale of Stinky Zombie Love . . .”
Congratulations, Carlie! I’m going to wait and see if your story ends up being posted on the website before I think about buying the whole issue, because I am a cheap bastard who is still paying off the animal hospital.
It’s great that you sold a story close to your heart, though. 🙂
Thanks! It now looks like my story will be published online, though I have no idea when. And hey, no judgment here. I want to be supportive of fellow writers and short story markets and encourage people to buy shit, but I also get that everyone has their own limitations on what they can afford. Sorry about the vet bills. 😦