Birthday, Story Sales, Stiff Back

My 32nd birthday arrived today, along with my first incidence of backpain! Old age seems to be coming sooner than expected. I’m sitting up very straight whilst typing, perhaps this will help.

I arrived at my birthday pre-cheered by two recent story sales:

John Klima at the Hugo award winning Electric Velocipede has bought My Love Sick Zombie Boy Band. I think this was the story that got me into Clarion, and then received copious workshop notes from Kelly Link. I think it’s my best story to date, so I’m very happy to know it will see publication. You can read a short extract, posted during the original writing of the story. Its my second publication in Electric Velocipede, which makes me extremely happy.

And the excellent chaps at StarShipSofa have generously agreed to include my story Momentum (Originaly oublished in EV #13) in a future edition of Aural Delights. I love hearing my stories in audio, and this is the third one I’ve been lucky enough to have produced. A fe wmore and I can release an album! (Rock stardom here we come)

And thanks to everyone who sent birthday greetings, I love you all.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

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