The lobster reigns supreme

December 24, 2012 at 9:33 am (Stories in print, Stories online, The Internet Is Full of Things)

First things first: I am thrilled to announce that “The Governess and the Lobster,” originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, will be included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013, edited by Rich Horton.  I am incredibly honored to be in such company, and especially with such a fun little story as this one.  (It’s also more fodder for my theory that some of my best stories come from writing down whatever damnfool first sentence pops up and going from there.)

But that’s not the only lobster-related piece of news.  Look what arrived in the mail recently, surrounded by the detritus of the day’s post!

hello there

lobtsterYes, it’s a mechanical lobster!  My very own mechanical lobster, here to sit on my desk and glare balefully at unwanted mail. The wonderful and talented AuntieLou gave it to me in November, and it’s just taken me so dratted long to get the photos together.

This is absolutely delightful.  I couldn’t ask for a better gift.  Thank you, AuntieLou, and thanks to all of you who’ve read my stories.  May you all have a joyous New Year and may the holiday season bring you joy and, if you like, eggnog.

Meanwhile, I’m going to try to feed the lobtster lobster what it likes best.

feed the lobster

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3 Comments

  1. Embly said,

    om nom nom delicious mail!

  2. Auntielou said,

    big smile on face!

  3. Anne Cross said,

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! (Are you feeding it all the stuff that we put red pen on? I hope so!)

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