Well, this is nice. Not quite nice enough to make up for the broken water pipe in my kitchen and the daylong (fruitless) wait for plumbers to arrive. But I’ll take what I can get.
Today’s mail contained a copy of the brand-new The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5, which contains my story, Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale).
I suppose it’s a little silly to be so jazzed about something so minor, but I can’t help but be thrilled by this. Kind of exciting to share a table of contents with Gaiman, Watts, Doctorow, Swirsky, McHugh, McDonald, and many other amazingly amazing writers.
And because I’m still waiting for the plumbers to arrive (and optimistically ignoring the fact that it’s 5:30 on a Friday afternoon) here’s a photo of the book sitting on my desk:
Sometimes it’s the little things.
Especially when your kitchen is full of sand.