May 12, 2019

The Disappearing Neighborhood

I’ve got it on my list to do a blog post about milestones–there have been a bunch so far this year–but this is a big one and I can’t wait.

My story, “The Disappearing Neighborhood,” is out in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #6!

This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, it is my first professional sale. While I’ve been in a bunch of anthologies and gotten paid for a fair number of stories at this point, this is the first one I was paid a professional rate for.

Secondly, I appear with some amazing authors. People I really admire and who are fantastic story tellers. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, and Annie Reed just to name a few.

And third, this is my second story that came out in April. “Ashna’s Heart” is a part of Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels.

And I’m pleased that “The Disappearing Neighborhood” was chosen. I wrote the story back in 2017 during my Short Story Marathon and it was a leap, one of what I call my “experimental stories.” The story itself is a metaphor for… well, I don’t want to spoil it. Go check it out. Like all Pulphouse stories, it doesn’t go down the usual path.

Here’s the blurb for the issue:

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up fifteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction. No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.”—Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

If you like good short fiction, please check out Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #6.

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Robert J. McCarter

Robert J. McCarter is the author of more than ten novels and over a hundred short stories...... learn more

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