Three Sales In The Same Week? Crazy!

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 7.236% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

I’m a little short on short story sales these days because my writing time has been consumed by NOVELS NOVELS NOVELS, but I still manage to squeeze in a few where I can.  And the good news is, I’ve (re)-sold two stories to my favorite audio markets!
If you remember “Dead Merchandise,” my story of the upcoming Singularity coopted by advertising bots, the good news is that Escape Pod has purchased the rights to do an audio presentation of it.  This was a story I pretty much intended to be read out loud, and Escape Pod’s people have knocked it out of the park with their past interpretations of “Devour” and “‘Run,’ Bakri Says,” so I look forward to seeing what they do with it.
If you remember “Riding Atlas,” my hideous BDSM-themed interlacing-of-circulatory-systems-as-crazed-drug-trip-tale, then you’ll be thrilled to note that horror podcast PseudoPod has picked it up.  They’ve done me right before on my tales “The Sound of Gears” and “Suicide Notes, Written By An Alien Mind,” and “Riding Atlas” may be one of the most intense things I’ve ever written… so I want to see how this comes off when you have that glorious 1940s-style Old-Time Radio readings that PseudoPod so gloriously delivers.
(There may be a special bonus on “Riding Atlas,” since I told Three-Lobed Burning Eye that I might read it myself if I could ever find my podcasting equipment… so after Pseudopod gets done with it, you may get to hear how the author thinks it should sound, which could be a fascinating comparison in professional vs. amateur readings and in author-emphasis-vs-outside-narrator-emphasis.  But that’ll be many months from now, as I think Cat Valente inadvertently absconded with my microphone.)
As far as the third tale, I don’t have that many details yet, but Nayad has picked up my story “Black Swan Oracle” for her upcoming anthology, “What Fates Impose.”  That’s probably my favorite tale I wrote in 2012, and it packs a wallop, so I’ll definitely keep you updated.

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