My story, You Will Never Know What Opens, just popped up at Lightspeed Magazine.
You can also get a copy of the issue for $3.99, or, better yet, buy a year’s subscription for $35.88 – which is a savings of about 25% off the cover price.
I had a horrible time trying to figure out a title for this story. That’s not one of my skills to begin with – thus the questionable titles for many of my pieces – but this one was particularly difficult. I finally submitted the piece under the title “The Doors,” only to have the editor, John Joseph Adams, tell me that the title was not very good.
I couldn’t argue the point, and focused on coming up with more titles. Alas, the Lightspeed editors were equally unenthusiastic about:
“You Are Incapable of Summing Up This Story with a Decent Title”
“For the World Is Hollow and I Can’t Think of a Title”
and the one I still kinda regret not going with
“Hamlet, Because That’s Been a Pretty Successful Play, and Maybe the Title Is Why”
Ah well. At least the story has a title now.