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The First Time at HOUSEFIRE

I received an invitation to write a story for new magazine HOUSEFIRE. They had specific instructions about what they wanted:

“Your story should be called “The first time”. Your story should involve romance in some way. The story can be absurd, or surreal, or structurally unconventional. It can not involve violence, or popular monsters (vampires, zombies, et cetera). It can not have anything to do with drugs. It can not have anything to do with food. It should not mention dogs or children. Nothing conventional.”

If you’d like to see what I came up with please read The First Time.

Thanks to Riley Michael Parker for asking me. I’m glad to be part of this and amongst some pretty darn cool writers.


5 responses »

  1. Very much enjoying the 'First Time' fiction over on Housefire – great news that you're writing one. Will look forward to seeing your take on the prompt.

  2. I'm right there with the boils on the chin! Loved it. Congrats!

  3. Love the fact it has such a soft tender center in the middle of all the boils and pus.

  4. Read it. Enjoyed it. Knew I would.

  5. Thank you Dan – eww at the soft centre!Cheers Rachel!And Bob, that's much appreciated, thank you.


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