My short story, “Love, Death and Overlapping Bosonic Singularities,” is now published and available online in the April-June edition of The Lorelei Signal, edited by Carol Hightshoe. The story is a science fiction romance about Amy Budge, a research-division middle-management woman suffering through the universe-shattering consequences of a boson-vault experiment gone wrong.
Amy’s senses returned as the world coalesced. Where now? She assessed, finding herself seated in a conference room full of attorneys. She saw no signs of alarm. They seemed unaware reality had just dissolved and reassembled itself in a different order. To them, this was a normal moment in a reliable space-time sequence.
They were wrong. But this rearrangement wasn’t so bad. She was pleased to see Pat Billings across the polished oak table. In this version of the universe he was an attorney.
It seems to mostly get worse for Amy from there.
The wonderful artwork for the piece is by Lee Kuruganti, who was also the design winner for the 2oo8 Hugo Award Base, and who also illustrated Twisted Thorn, by Richard King Perkins II, in the same issue.
“Love, Death and Overlapping Bosonic Singularities,” will also appear in a print edition of Mystic Signals in the next month or so.
The Lorelei Signal is a quarterly fantasy and science fiction electronic magazine that features strong female characters. In addition to its online and print magazines, WolfSinger Publications produces books and anthologies. Its present call for submissions is for the anthology, Metastasis, about cancer, edited by Rhonda Parrish.