2009 is definitely turning out to be a good year for me. I've just learnt that a story I wrote about five years ago is about to see print in Thrilling Tales #4 from Rainfall Books. The Chapbook produced by Steve Lines and John B. Ford features two other tales from Lee Zumpe Clark and Pierre Comtois.
Steve and John previously published two chapbooks of my Cthulhu Mythos fiction, Cthulhu Australis 1 and Cthulhu Australis 2. One of those stories, "From the Sick Trees" went on to get honourable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008 and the Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Vol 4.
"The Garden Fortress" is a dark fantasy piece set in the Garden of Eden. Eve discovers that all is not well outside the walls that protect her and Adam in paradise, and that nothing is as it seems, even the people she trusts are hiding grave secrets from her.