Story Sale: Roadkill Joe Returns

Received some good news this week regarding a story I submitted back in April: "Not Good Enough" has been accepted for publication by Perihelion Science Fiction and will appear in a future issue. (Stay tuned for details!) This will be the second time my post-apocalyptic superhero Roadkill Joe has graced the digital pages of Perihelion (following his 2012 debut in AE SciFi), and it'll be my 8th story published by this fine venue. 


Perihelion is a publication that has been around in one form or another since the late '60s. Back then, it was just a black & white print zine; since 2012, it's been a popular webzine. This year, editor Sam Bellotto, Jr. is forging ahead in a new direction: PDF issues available by subscription only. I had a chance to peruse the August issue, and PDF will be a sharp-looking format going forward.

In case you missed "Roadkill Joe" and "One-Way Ticket" when they were published a few years back, here's a little bit about our surly reluctant hero:

Joe ain't no hero. He just wants to die. 

The kids they call him "Roadkill" on account of how them Horrors sucked him up into the sky to have their way with him, then dropped him in the middle of a street full of traffic. Must've gotten run over five or six times before them cars and trucks stopped to see what they'd hit. But Joe he just stood up without a bone broke in his entire body and not a drop of blood leaking out. His back's hurt him something fierce ever since, but otherwise, he's right as rain. 

That's not to say life's been a bed of roses—unless all we're talking about is the thorns.

> Email me if you'd like a free copy of both stories: milojamesfowler AT gmail DOT com.
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