View Full Version : "Parting Shot" coming soon

July 24th, 2007, 01:05 PM

Amazon has accepted a SF/fantasy story of mine for their Amazon Shorts program.

This is something all authors whose books appear on Amazon should consider doing. (They take stories only from writers who already have a book for sale there, not unpublished writers.)

As for the story itself, it involves an aging golfer--a former phenom, a hotshot who pretty much wasted his career partying. Now, on the downslope of his career, he has one last chance at redemption. I know this doesn't sound much like SF&F, but trust me, it's there. The possible redemption is as a result of an extraordinary (supernatural, perhaps) event. There are no wizards or aliens or high-tech gizmos. It's a character study of a man and a golf tournament (the US Open). The story is told partly from the POV of the lead character and partly by the TV golf announcers.

I don't have an ETA yet, but it'll be sometime in the second half of August. I'll let you know when I have a firm date.