"A Chance to Breathe"
A few days ago I mentioned that I might start working on a new Living Stump story. I started that (and still hope to get back to it by the end of the month at the latest), but then I got caught up in a completely different story. If I think it's ready to go out in time for the deadline, this will probably go to Shimmer for their clockwork fables special issue. It certainly fits that, with something of a new weird slant, at least at this stage. Who knew that giant, sentient beetles suffered from consumption just like humans did back in the industrial revolution? I should be able to wrap the first draft up this afternoon, and then we'll have to see where it goes from there.