SORRY, TAKEN DOWN FOR SUBMISSIONS. THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS!!
Thank you, again, to all the folks who contributed to “ILYAMY”. My hope is to fix it up and get it started on the magazine rejection cycle as soon as possible. I’ll keep you, dear reader, updated as things unfold.
And now for something completely different. Where “ILYAMY” was straight-up SF drama and somewhat dark-ish, this new tale is a bit of frothy fun (at least my definition of it). “Bumped” is an old-school adventure yarn. Were I forced to pigeon-hole it, I’d classify it as a mad-scientist romance / gadget caper. If that’s your thing (and how could it NOT be?), I think you’ll get a kick out of it. It had a little-seen previous version on Baen’s Bar, but I excised about 2000 words and punched it up quite a bit. It’s now a good bit funner.
As with the last short story in progress, this’ll be up for a couple of weeks and then it will vanish from the internets in order to find its way to a paying market.
Let me know what you think! Happy Reading!!