I am so thrilled to announce the publication of The Muse of Palm House in The Dark. This is my second story to be published in this particular magazine.
It’s a horror story, with a haunted house and an artist and ancient entity (all my favourite things). The first half of this year was spent working on that damned novel (more on that later) and in the second half I decided to turn my attention back to sort fiction as sort of a palate cleanser after so long slogging through the same story.
I cranked out lots of stories (some have been accepted, some are still under consideration, finger crossed) and it was in this period I wrote this story. Sometime in August, to be exact. Some stories are difficult to write, while for some all the elements just fall together. The Muse belongs to the latter group. I wrote it feverishly in three days. I let it breathe for one week, sent it out to the beta readers, fixed up some clunky lines and sent it off to The Dark , and what do you know, one month later I got that acceptance!
I’m really proud of this one. If you’re curious about my thought process behind the creation of this story, go here