Two achievements – a short story and a computer graphic – yippee!

Two achievements - a short story and a computer graphic - yippee!

My health has been a little dodgy recently and, with a minor hospital procedure this week, I cannot say that I had been in a good mood. However with every cloud there comes a silver lining – and I got two!

The first was that the magazine Midnight Echo bought one of my short horror stories. Yay! The story is called “Alive!” and examines one alternative for prolonging existence. Apparently it will be appearing in Issue 14. Given that my goal is to be a science fiction and fantasy author, it is interesting that the only fiction stories that I have sold to date are horror.

The second piece of good news is that one of my graphics has appeared in an article in Science Direct. The article is entitled Radiation Management in Coronary Angiography: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion at the Frontier and it is by Glenn R. Ison Dip Med Rad, Usaid Allahwala FRACP, James C.Weaver FRACP, PhD, FCSANZ. My diagram shows the flow of scatter radiation during an x-ray. It’s not a particularly brilliant diagram, but it serves its purpose in supporting this paper – and that is the important thing.

So yes, I’m quite pleased.




  1. Congratulations on selling both. That is quite a title for the health article. I hope that wasn’t the procedure you were having, but glad that it seemingly means that you’ve lived up to the essence of the other story. 🙂


    1. Thanks 🙂 I’m quite ecstatic. 🙂 Luckily my health issues aren’t either cardiac or radiation related. Unfortunately now I am in my mid-fifties I am getting some of those older male issues and scares. The bright side is that it seems Prostate cancer is off the table again. That’s twice now that it may have been a possibility but been proven not the case.


  2. Congratulations Greg. 2 quality achievements. the downside of being 50+ our bits are <50% worn out. The plus side is We are over 50 and still alive.


    1. Thanks 🙂 And I agree with the plus side that you mention. A few of my school friends have not been so lucky. Thanks again 🙂


  3. Congrats on two major accomplishments. I wish I could be so lucky.


    1. Thanks 🙂 All things are just a matter of persistence and time. Often too much of the latter.


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