I’ve spent the morning trying to write a blurb for “Phoenix.” Once I’ve finally got it straight, I’ll put it up here. That should be, erm, within the next few days. I really wish writing marketing materials was half as fun as writing stories.

The sky was gray when I started. It’s now blue. Perfect weather for a spring hike, but first, as promised, a story recommendation. Today, “River Bride,” by Nghi Vo, at Expanded Horizons. I’m drawn both to the point of view character and the river herself. There’s a sense of wonder and of confidence to them that I find very pleasing.