Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Ultimate Flat-Pack

fall08cover Issue one of Stymie Magazine, edited by Erik Smetana and containing my story The Flat-Packed Golfer is now available to read online for free, and you can flip the pages over like a real magazine – how cool is that?

In other news – I just crossed the 20,000 word mark on Theatre of Curious Acts with these words:

The dragons skittered about their ankles leaving scorch marks on their uniforms and setting Harvey’s shoelaces alight. The man jumped down into the sludge to put himself out. The dragons rolled onto their backs and released a sound akin to laughter.

19 comments:

katey said...

Congratulations-- both on the story (I really do need that for my golfer-husband, don't I?) and on the 20k mark. Those are some pretty cool words for such a landmark, too :D

katey said...

HAHA. Okay just read it. Cate, you are made of awesome <3

Catherine J Gardner said...

A zillion thanks, Katey. It's good of you to take time away from your book - this is one bad month to have something published online. :)

Jodi Lee said...

Two thumbs, up!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Jodi.

Natalie L. Sin said...

People really don't use the word "skittered" enough.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I agree. ;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I just 'skittered' across the 20,000 word mark myself, although not quite as eloquently as you. Now I can go read a golfing story.

Aaron Polson said...

Whoot on 20K! Off to read "The Flat-packed Golfer"...

Aaron Polson said...

Okay - just read it. Fun site by the way. Love the voice, delivery--perfect timing with that last line...

Ian said...

Good one Cate! Enjoyable story, after I conquered the mouse-fooling page turning thingy. Cheers!

K.C. Shaw said...

That story is a lot of fun! Not at all what I expected, either. :)

Congrats on the 20k!

Carrie Harris said...

I hate it when dragons immolate my shoelaces.

Snarf.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Jamie, we are doing so well. ;)

Thanks for reading Aaron, Ian & KC.

Carrie :)

Mary said...

Congrats! The Flat-Packed Golfer is a fabulous title. :)

And... I see you’re reading The Graveyard Book. I bought a copy on Monday and put it right to the top of my TBR pile. Can’t wait!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Mary.

I don't think I need to say that The Graveyard Book is very, very good, though I just did. :)

Kim Kasch said...

What a way to pull the guys in...golf... my husband will "read all about it" - when it involves golf.

Catherine J Gardner said...

You have to have a plan. :)

Bobbie Metevier said...

Congrats! I'm following Nano like crazy and you're doing awesome. Great golfer story, too.

Cheers!