Saturday, March 06, 2010

"Tourists" proves you can get first-published on

I'm on the mailing list, so I get e-mail weekly about new stories on the site. The quality of the stories there has been pretty high. I liked this one, Tourists, quite a lot. I thought it did a good job of describing a novel situation with great images in a few words, and built up emotional tension nicely. It sort of juxtaposes aliens with the alienation of trying to understand other people. That's good work for 5000 words.

Meanwhile, the author is doing handstands as it's his first publication.

1 comment:

  1. I read the Home Despot story that the Tourists author linked to in his blog. That was very entertaining.