Yesterday, I received an email about my fantasy/mythology short story "Hell Has No Fury." It was finally accepted into the anthology All About Eve, which will be published by Wolfsinger Publications. Here is a link to view more about the anthology: http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/AllAboutEve.html. It has my name as Charlie Reich right now. The poor editor has been going through a very hard time, so I figure it'll be fixed up because it was correct on my contract.
It has been almost six months since I sent "Hell Has No Fury" to the anthology. Here is what my story is about: The lovely earth goddess Anesidora fell in love and married the titan god Prometheus. When she realizes that his love for her is overshadowed by his love for the hairless apes, she knows she has to do something. The goddess speaks to Zeus about how Prometheus stole the sacred fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to the humans. Zeus not only plans to punish Prometheus, but he also punishes Anesidora. The goddess is now the mortal Pandora. Can this woman scorned regain her immoratality or will she open the jar and curse Prometheus and mankind forever?
At this time, I do not know when the anthology will be published. If all goes well, I am figuring Spring 2010. It'll be in print and electronic forms. "Hell Has No Fury" is the sixth story acceptance that I've had for the 2009 year.
In other writing news, I finished the first draft of "Defying Gravity" and received my edits from my critique buddies (Thanks, Christine and Aubrie). Unfortunately, I realized that the anthology that I plan to submit it to does not have the deadline as December 31, 2009 but December 31, 2010. I still have another year to submit the story there. *sighs* I'm going to try to finish up my Carnival story for Emerald Tales first, and then, I'll go back and do the edits and submit "Defying Gravity" to Fire and Ice anthology.
By the way, don't forget to buy your copy of Emerald Tales, Vol. 1 No. 3 "Winter Solstice" issue that has my short story "Io Saturnalia" in it. You can find a link to the information here: http://www.scribblersandinkspillers.com/emeraldtales.html. The special edition of "Winter Solstice" will be available soon as well, so be sure to buy it too, since my good friend Aubrie Dionne has a story in it. Her story "Darken" is about the Ancient Mesopotamian Winter Solstice rituals.
If I don't get a chance to blog again, I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe holidays!