I am pleased to announce that my story, “Bad Date,” has been accepted by The Courtship of Winds and will appear in their next issue. I’m grateful to Editor William V. Ray for appreciating the story.
“Bad Date” is special to me because it was conceived on my twenty-fifth anniversary trip to Berlin. My husband and I ate at a fancy restaurant, one of whose walls was almost covered by an enormous painting of a dumpster in a forest glade. I just started imagining the sort of guy who would think this was a great place to take someone. Luckily enough (?), I had indeed (decades ago, obviously) gone out with someone who might, with a little updating, fit the bill, and voilà, a story was born.
I do not know much about The Courtship of Winds yet, but I selected it to submit to because a brief perusal showed me that Editor Ray had a taste for sophisticated humor. I look forward to familiarizing myself further with his journal.