From my book Metrophilias
A group of rich men convened together. They lay on couches arranged around low tables. They drank and they ate.
“My wife has got herself a lover,” one man said. “An ex-gladiator. An Egyptian with powerful shanks.”
“My wife’s lover is a poet.”
“Mine has a Greek slave who she keeps perfumed.”
“The lover of my wife,” a certain wealthy merchant by the name of Labrax said, “is kept in a pool on our courtyard.”
“It is an octopus, with eight muscular arms, each one designed for love.”
“Well, a happy wife means a happy husband,” said a certain senator, rolling a grape languidly between his plump fingers.
PS Publishing has just released the TOC to Postscripts 24/25: The New and Perfect Man, which contains my 12,500 word story Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents. The list of authors on this one is really outstanding. Due out in December. TOC as follows:
…is on its way.
A charity anthology for literacy, edited by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer.
Alan M. Clark
Paul Di Filippo
Stephen R. Donaldson
Jon Courtney Grimwood
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Beth Adele Long
Bruce Holland Rogers
G Eric Schaller
Steve Rasnic Tem
Andrew Steiger White
I got my copy of Cern Zoo today. A nice book. Out of the nine issues of Nemonymous, I am in three…which is nice.
I just got some copies of a zine called The Green Flash; with a story of mine called The Horse Shrine.
My story The Last Mermaid just came out in Dutch translation in the magazine Wonderwaan. So, I guess it has been done in French and Dutch now…
I sold this story to Wheatland Press, for their Polyphony 7 anthology.
My story The Tongue has been translated into Spanish, as La Lengua, and is up at La Idea Fija.