Every Day Fiction accepted my piece “Passing Through A Trailer Park,” and it went live on May 13, 2013. The story was inspired by a Strange Horizions interview with Bruce Bethke (author of Cyberpunk) from July 11, 2005.
And I quote “If you wanted to launch an e-zine devoted exclusively to publishing stories about promiscuous centaurs living in trailer parks in Alabama, you could do it, and…500 people in the world who want to read nothing but stories about promiscuous centaurs living in trailer parks in Alabama.” (Bethke)
Without thinking about the fact that I totally ripped off his idea, I wrote the story sent it to Every Day Fiction, and they excepted it. Two minutes after “Passing Through A Trailer Park” went live, I thought “Oh no, I stole the Bethke’s idea.” I sent him an email explaining what had happened. He was cool with it, and even gave me a shout out on his Social.
Before anyone gets offended, I lived in a trailer park for years.
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