Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wal-Mart was Crazy!

Oh my goodness, I just returned from Wal-Mart and it was a MAD HOUSE! I'd done all my christmas shopping way before Christmas and then today I realized that I'd forgotten to buy something for my sister's dog, Faye. The entire parking lot was full, never mind the strange car parade of people wearing santa hats and shouting out Merry Christmas blocking the way in and out. Frosty stood on the back of a pick up truck, and all the people surrouding the Santa ringing a bell clogged the front of the store... And this all happened before I even went in.

People raced with shopping carts, I was almost hit twice, and all the fuzzy socks were gone. Entire displays were empty, and the cashiers were not in a good mood. But they did have dog bones, nice ones in fact. Phew!

Anyways, my short story, Darken, is out in the "Winter Solstice" Fantasy and Sci Fi Edition of Emerald Tales.

Their next theme is Carnival, if anyone is interested in writing a story for them. I'm going to pass on this theme because I have a whole series of carnival stories coming out with Gypsy Shadow Publishing, and I think I'd go crazy if I had to write one more.

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!


Unknown said...

Awesome! Not the Wal-Mart, but the story. At this point, I'd say whatever it is I forgot is going to stay forgotten. lol I'm glad you found something though. Merry Christmas!

Kris said...

wooohooo on the story! NOT wooohooo on WalMart! I went yesterday and it was nuts then. I can't even imagine facing them today!

Have a great Christmas...solistice... etc....

Aubrie said...

Thanks Nisa and Kris! Happy holidays!

Cherie Reich said...

Aubrie, you should know better not to go to Walmart the day before Christmas! *laughs* Anywhere the day before Christmas is a crazy mad house.

Congrats on the story! I can't wait to get a chance to buy it.

Merry Christmas!!

I just sent you my Carnival story to critique.

Aubrie said...

Thanks, Cherie! Maybe next year I'll heed your wise advice *grins*

Mary Gray said...

I was SO EXCITED for a Wal-Mart Supercenter to find its way to my town, but now that it's finally here I hate to go because it is ALWAYS crowded and all the food is taken!!

You have some excellent covers for your books.

sanjeet said...

I can't even imagine facing them today

Work from home India

Faith said...

Just popping over to say 'hello' to a fellow Emerald Tales contributor :) Got my contributor's copy in the mail yesterday ('The Sacrifice' is my story), and planning on snuggling down with a mug of tea to read through it - looking forward to yours!

It's my first time to your blog, and I must say, 'Dreams of Beauty' looks pretty interesting... I may have to check it out :)

All the best in 2010!