My story, Mayan Summer, just went up in the online magazine Khimairal Ink. It’s a lovely literary, feminist magazine that I like a lot, so I was pleased they took this story. The Yucatan Penninsula is a fabulous place where it’s easy to imagine magic coming alive. This is a seed story for my novel MAYAN DECEMBER, so now I’ve had both the seed for the book and a short prequel published.
In this case, Mayan Summer drove the setting for MAYAN DECEMBER – the characters are entirely different, and so are the things they want and need most in life. It’s very nice as a writer to have one thing flow into another, and I kind of hope I have more excuses to explore this world in the future.