My short story “The Wanderers” appeared in the February 2013 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine.
First line: “We came to your planet because we knew that you, the peoples of Kill Bill and Saw and Vietnam and Columbine Massacre would understand us.”
Inspiration: Every year I put together an Art & Words Show. Although I don’t participate in the actual event, I often write stories inspired by the art work once the show is over. This story was inspired by Jennifer Stufflebeam‘s — my mom’s — entry in the first Art & Words Show (pictured below). It appeared in the February 2013 issue of Clarkesworld.
“The Wanderers” was my first professional publication, and made me eligible for the 2014 and 2015 Campbell Award.
The issue in which this story appeared was reviewed kindly by SFSignal and “The Wanderers” itself has appeared on a couple of Award Recommendation lists. Yay!
Read it for free: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/stufflebeam_02_13/
Listen to it for free: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_02_13a/