Been a pretty wild week. My thanks to Michael Sugar, Jeremy Slater, and the whole Netflix gang for taking a chance on my forthcoming short story “Faun.” There’s a lot of tales about delightful children finding secret passageways to fairy tale worlds full of orcs and dwarves and talking animals. I’ve been wondering for a while now what if someone not so nice found one of those doors… and how such a man might turn the discovery to profit.
If you don’t want to wait for the movie, you can find the story in an upcoming Subterranean Press anthology, At Home In The Dark, edited by a legend of the thriller world, Lawrence Block. The hardcover is pricey, but Sub makes nice limited editions, and this will be to their usual standards of quality. I believe there’ll also be a paperback and an eBook of At Home. Keep an eye out for it, ‘kay?
On a process level… “Faun” was a pretty cool concept that I did everything in my power to fuck up when I wrote the first draft. My wife, Gillian, basically pulled my fat out of the fire — she went over the story line by line and told me how it was supposed to work. I’m incredibly lucky to have her in my life, and not just because she’s a helluva an editor.
Although. Yeah. She’s a hell of an editor.