Memories of Fish from Interzone 270, published by TTA Press, has made the shortlist for the short story section of the Norma K Hemming Awards. I’ll find out the result in June at the Continuum Convention in Melbourne 🙂
The Norma K Hemming Award is “given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) by Australian citizens and/or residents, and first published during the eligibility period.”
Thank you to the judges and convenors. I’m really proud to be on this list with such awesome writers.
I’m also really pleased with how often this little story keeps popping up. Not too shabby for a tale I wrote during two flights and a Melbourne Airport stop-over.
This is artwork inspired by The Baby Eaters by Ian McHugh appearing in the current edition of Clarkesworld. I mostly drew this because the story has good visuals and I felt a lack of creature/alien art in my life.
The story is about two girls secretly falling in love in a post-apocalyptic wasteland dominated by wild cacti and the bones of the dead. There are purple winged insects that may or may not be spying upon a budding young friendship.