Possessed of a writing frenzy, my second short story in as many weeks has been sent off. I have sent it to Lamplight Magazine. As with last week’s short story, it’s now just a matter of waiting to see whether they accept it. My biggest concern about my story is that it is not speculative fiction, but rather a dark reflection of current society. Here is their call for submissions if any of you are interested in submitting something yourselves.
This story I call “Can u pick me up?” It is inspired by countless brief SMS messages that fly between my daughter and myself. Indeed, a couple of the messages in the story are ripped straight from actual texts (for example, the title). Premise: an older sister receives a text from her younger sister seeking to get a ride home. This then ends up in the older sister being lured into a life-threatening