Monday, July 14, 2008

Another Tentacle in my Cthulhu Cap

"The Last Jar of Mayo at the H&P" has been accepted for publication in Aeon Speculative Fiction. This is the eleventh story I've sent to Aeon. If at first you don't succeed, try ten more times.

It's a tongue-in-cheek Lovecraftian love story between grocery store stocker Obediah Gilman and one of the regular customers at the H&P grocery store where he works. It's only a little like Updike's A&P, though I must admit I named mine in partial reference to Updike's famous story, but only because of the setting.

The H and P, of course, stand for Howard Phillips.

The Last Jar of Mayo at the H&P is the second of my nightmarish little love stories to find publication. 3:35, published at Horror D'oeuvres, is the story of a man who wakes up in the middle of the night to discover more about his wife than he ever wanted to know.


Blackwingbear said...

Let me know how this goes and if you get published!

Anonymous said...

Well done Jeff!