My typical experience with submissions to possible publishers involves month after month of impersonal, gut-wrenching rejections, so it’s a rare treat for me to get two acceptances in the same week. Yet here we are.
Look for “Regeneration Gap” in the Autumn, 2016 issue of The Colored Lens. The plot follows an elderly mortal sidelined by a culture of ubiquitous immortality. When the milk for his porridge spoils, he must endure the company of a new robot caretaker and the hostility of the outside world in order to replace the milk and regain his self-respect.