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Catching up:

"The Voices of the Snakes" is now up at PodCastle. (It was actually posted at Fantasy Magazine first about a week and a half ago, but I was sick and unavailable at the time, so hey, I'll just mention it now. Same story, different podcast!) This story originally appeared in issue #2 of Fantasy.

There's only one thing different about the audio version: it doesn't have its original last line. Intentionally, and by request. If, however, you're curious how it used to end, the full text is still available here. Funny thing is, the "original" version is actually one line shorter than the manuscript I sent to Sean Wallace back in the day. Each time the story gets printed, the ending gets trimmed a little more, much to my amusement.

I'm looking forward to seeing what people think.

In other news, I have page proofs for "Written in Smoke" for anthology Ages of Wonder sitting on my desk now, awaiting my attention. The anthology is now scheduled for publication in March, 2009 -- nearly two full years after I wrote and viciously edited it. Gotta love the publishing industry.

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rachel_swirsky
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Maybe I would have liked the last line it had in Fantasy more if I'd seen the original last line. What was it?
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
I'm actually having trouble tracking down the original manuscript. I doubt you'd have liked it, though; it was about the moment right before the sword falls. I actually prefer current ending for the audio version.

And thank you for such a lovely reading.
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