August 01, 2009

Check It Out...

At 2800 words, Check-Out is my longest published story for some time.

Nossa Morte is a clean-looking, easy-to-navigate, dark fiction ezine that has been going for a number of issues now (usually a good sign), and one that has rejected me a couple of times (always a good sign, I think). Just click and go. They threw a few bucks my way as well, which is never a bad thing.

My tale in this issue's virtual pages is what I would call 'urban horror', and one that I recently snipped 1500 words of waffle from, after the first draft way back in 2002. It is based (ever so loosely) on my own experience...

...but try not to read too much into that.

9 comments:

Sophie Playle said...

Great story! Loved the voice. Congrats - that's a nice looking mag.

Ian said...

Congrats Brian! The dark side is always more fun.

Dalim said...

That was a good one Brian! Not at all Wordy... hehehe still P'ed about my mis-type earlier! I know it is a US publication but aren't you allowed to spell realiSe correctly!!! :)
Well done! So when were you a Check-out chick?

Sophie Playle said...

"So when were you a Check-out chick?"

I was wondering the same thing...

Brian G Ross said...

Thanks folks -- so, when was I a check-out chick? For about four years part time until 2002. Thankfully nothin' quite as dark as this ever happened while I was scannin' a tin of beans.

:o)

Ian said...

That's a relief. I thought you might have blown your brains out in a supermarket in a fit of, er, extreme research. :P

Steven J. Dines said...

Congratulations, Brian. Good to see another of your non-flash pieces finding a good home. Well done!

Robert Aquino Dollesin said...

Enjoyed reading that one, Brian. Loved your narrator's tone and outlook on her world. Thought Updike's A%E at first, but yours was much different, and just as enjoyable.

Brian G Ross said...

Ian - that would be what Bobby de Niro would do!

Steven - yes, I've spent too much time on the shorter stuff. Time to get back to the meatier pieces.

Robert - any comparison to Updike can't be bad... :o)