This is what happens when I get eaten by revision*: I miss important things! “The Governess and the Lobster,” an incredibly silly little story, is now up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It’s…well…this was one of those stories where I wrote the first line, thought “This is ridiculous,” and then went ahead with it anyway. It’s also one that I love to read aloud, if only because I can almost get the right amount of gravel in Matron Jenkins’ voice. If you’re interested in epistolary stories, a few skewered Gothic tropes, and automata, go take a look!
Dear Matron Jenkins,
For the record, I want you to know that the mechanical lobster is not my fault.
* more than a third done! Not counting the three chapters I’ll have to write from scratch…oh well.