Thursday, December 16, 2004

BRAND NEW MIKE PHILBIN STORY:

I've been working on it for quite a while in a few forms but yesterday afternoon, I put the final touches to a brand new 3,350 word short story called MY POLYMORPHIC LOVER - it's an unashamedly romantic piece. Yes, sci-fi-horror-erotica fans, you heard that right. A romantic story by Mike Philbin. What is the world coming to? As usual, it has a basis in the surreal medium of dreams and is not at all your run of the mill 3-act romantic twaddle, instead it's a little odd and bizarre (nothing new there then...)

Those who have subscribed to the newsletter (it's on the old http://www.hertzamchimera.com website until http://www.mikephilbin.com is complete) will soon recieve a special sneak preview of it. If you haven't already signed up, do so now, or you'll miss this bonus feature.

In other news, I've been working with programmer Chad Goulding on a new 3D game idea and I have a couple of novellas and a full novel out with two different American publishers. Still waiting on news about the Spidered Web interviews (serialisation). More news as it comes in.

First critical response in [with the names removed to protect the innocent]:

Dear Mr. Philbin,

Thank you for your recent submission to **************. Unfortunately your short story titled 'My Polymorphic Lover' does not meet our current needs. It was very surreal, and that isn't what I'm looking for at all for this anthology, nor could it be considered a 'romance' by the standards of that genre which we use. There was no real erotic content.

Good luck with your writing.

Sincerely,

***********, Editor

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