My wee story "Lobster Girl" will be published in May in the second issue of Hair Trigger 2.0! They gave me some great edits that I'll be going through the next few days. I'm so delighted!
Here's a little peek:
Shrugging, Tony set the phone on the desk as he stood up. “So just black coffee, huh?”
Taking his seat, Michael nodded. He leaned back and closed his eyes.
Tony sighed. “I kinda liked the irony of it all.”
Michael cracked his left eye partially open. “What irony?”
Tony stared off into space, pulling at the thin goatee he had recently started sprouting. “I guess irony’s not the right word. Synchronicity? My boyfriend would know, he’s like an English major. But, you know, since this building is like the lobster building?”
Michael closed his eye again and settled back into his seat. “Yeah, I really don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Tony snorted. “Robusutā, it means lobster in Japanese. Huh, can’t believe you didn’t know that, dude! It’s like, in the brochure.” He laughed, shaking his head as he walked to the door.
It took a few minutes for Tony’s words to sink into his brain. Once they did, Michael sat up straight and stared at the phone. He’d never been one for signs or omens, but all these references to lobsters were just too weird.