Today I reached into my massive pile of rejections and pulled out a relatively boring one from Clocktower Fiction’s webzine. This one was for “Love and the Tides of Darkness”, a short story that I originally wrote specifically for an anthology called On The Eighth Day. I really liked this story and tried to sell it to a bunch of different markets, but once the year 2000 rolled around, it was pretty much obsolete.
“LatToD” is about an angel and a demon, former lovers, who come into conflict when the demon starts trying to kill a boy that the angel is trying to protect. You can read the story on the original random rejection post. I did some Googling to see if I could turn up the published edition of On The Eighth Day but didn’t have any luck, so I’m not sure if it ever actually came out.
As a side note, I always find it interesting when I dig out one of these old rejections and (like this one) it’s from the vicinity of where we now live. It happens surprisingly often; I guess a lot of agents and editors live in the San Diego/Los Angeles area. More than live in upstate New York, anyway.