Sunday, June 7, 2009

Something A Little Murky

Over on 52 Stitches you can now read my little flash piece titled Murky Depths.

I know I'm going to get hauled over the coals for it so I'll be up front. Until I reread it just now, I didn't notice the speech tags being the wrong way round. That is to say, instead of it being 'he said', I managed to let slip through many instances of 'said he'.

It's one of those rules I know, but old habits die hard and sometimes I slip. I'm human.

I hope you enjoy the story.

As for this weekend:

Today I got called into work and I need to pop back in there tomorrow which will be nice when the pay packet comes in but shoots my schedule full of holes.

I did manage to get some editing work done on Swirls In Obsidian, which now needs a new title because it's moved a long way away from what it once was. And I'm about to complete my reading of Atrum Tempestas and then write the review, so the weekend isn't a total bust.

Hopefully I'll have some awesome news about an acceptance sometime over the next 24 hours. Fingers crossed.

Everyone think happy thoughts and I'll continue to do the same for you. With a little help from each other, I know we can fly.


  1. Good god, I must be half asleep - I never noticed that the speech tags were reversed. Maybe my mind read them in the right order, you know what I mean.

    Congrats, BT.

  2. I'm in the same corner as Cate. I just finished reading it and commenting before reading your post here. Didn't notice a thing. It's funny how the mind works. Need more coffee...again, well done, BT. I will stay away from the sharks.

  3. Heading over to read it now. Also good luck getting that acceptance in the next 24 hours. If it were up to me I would send one to you, but it wouldn't mean much from me, I don't have anyplace to publish it.

  4. The funny thing about speech tags? They're nearly invisible. "said" is one of the only invisible words in English. (and I just reversed them, so all is well--they were so invisible I didn't notice them, either;))

  5. I missed them being reversed, but Aaron's right. I've had to correct the issue a fair bit in editing, but in first pass I rarely catch them. It's always in second or third. :)

  6. Thanks, Aaron.

    I'm glad most people seem to be enjoying it.

  7. I loved it. Now I know why I don't go fishing.