I am ecstatic. This is a truly great day.
My first short story has been published, both to the print publication and to the blog of "Soft Whispers" literary magazine.
This was my first submitted work for the year. I wrote about it in this post.
The story is called "The Archangel of Downward Spiral." It is a flash fiction (1000 word) fantasy of one man's descent into hell and the girl who tries to save him.
You can read it either on the print publications page (where you can download the whole magazine, which has lots of other works by great writers, or you can read it on the blog. Here are the links:
Soft Whispers - Issue One - print magazine
Soft Whispers blog posting of "The Archangel of Downward Spiral"
A note regarding the research for this story, the Hebrew name "Mehitabel" means "God is our joy" and "Zipporah" means "sparrow" or "little bird." Sparrows have long been associated in many mythologies as harbingers of death or "soul guides."