I’m pleased to announce a new story, “Here’s What I Know,” in the June issue of Realms of Fantasy. It should soon be available at booksellers everywhere, and John Howe’s lovely cover looks like this:
Buy yourself a copy, one for a friend as well. To get you started, here’s the opening paragraph of the highly autobiographical ghost story:
Hereâ€™s what I know: When Mom discovered she was pregnant with me, my parents had been separated for some time. Dad had left her for another woman in another town, and Mom had filed for divorce. I was conceived during a short-lived Christmas reunion. Dad wanted her to get an abortion. She refused. On the eve of the date when the divorce wouldâ€™ve become final, Dad caught a train back to New York where Mom was living with my brother (four at the time) and begged her to take him back. She did. I was born September 2nd. Dad was at the hospital, 5:30 in the morning. They were married for the rest of their lives, both dying at seventy-two, a year apart. Dad first….