Happy to report the sale of my story, “Emily and Elodie,” to Black Cat Mystery Magazine. The idea for this story began in a DC soup place in the carry-out line. The restaurant mixed up the lunches of two very different women ahead of me. This minor slip-up led me to mull the possibilities of two people meeting who ordinarily wouldn’t encounter each other and what might transpire. I stowed the idea away for a while until I overheard, “As a lady with big knockers…” Boom, that was Elodie speaking. A noir story competition spurred me to put it all together into a story. The story wasn’t quite ready by the competition deadline, nor did it turn out to be especially noir, but I submitted anyway. It didn’t make the cut. After a little more tinkering I’m delighted it found a home. And such a great home! Stay tuned for the publication date.