I got home tonight, after my last day at work for this year, to find a large, book-shaped parcel from the USA. I wasn't expecting anything. Could it be a Christmas present from a friend? The packaging was unnlightening in this respect. I couldn't recall ordering anything from MSPMedia.net.
Inside the parcel, I found two copies of Futuristic Motherhood
, an anthology edited by Trula Breckenridge. To my amazement, the book contains a reprint of 'Slices of Life' (first published in 3SF, way back in 2002). Payment of $100 will be forthcoming. Who knew? Not me. In fact, I do recall receiving a rejection for this story from Trula, some years ago. Quite why this has been reversed, I don't know and certainly don't care.
Am I allowed to say "Woot!"?
(You bet I am.)
There's more about the book here: www.mspmedia.net/books/futuristic-motherhood-book/
Finally, my heartfelt thanks go to Trula, for adding some much-needed joy to my Christmas.