My short horror story, “The Light”, was first drafted in 1992 and became the very first of my fiction to be sold, some 14 years later. During its original drafting, I didn’t think much of its chances for success and shelved it. It wasn’t until much later when I took it down, dusted it off, and attempted to get it sold. I recall being surprised at its quick acceptance after revising it. It appears in the December 2006 issue of Aiofe’s Kiss – a sci/fi genre magazine. The editor at the time, Tyree Campbell, flattered me by stating that even though their magazine was given mostly to science fiction, he loved the horror story so much she blew their general guidelines to include it.
The short story was published a second time by The Siren’s Call in 2014 and found its way as a supplement into my seaside horror novel, Dead Reckoning (J Ellington Ashton Press, 2015).