I’m very happy to say that I’ve won ChiZine’s 15th Short Story Contest. Much thanks to the judges and to ChiZine for hosting the contest. I entered it thinking basically “why the hell not,” so this was a really pleasant surprise.
My story, “Pugelbone,” was based on a dream I had while I was on a train to Chengdu in China earlier this year. Not sure if any of that has come out in the story, but perhaps. Like my other ChiZine story, “Intertropical Convergence Zone,” this is kind of sociopolitico-horror. ChiZine will publish it in the October-December issue.