All right, no one mock my cover designs. I'm uploading my previously published short stories to Kindle, and at this time I can't afford a professionally designed cover for each one of them. This first one is the first short story I ever sold. It's the first anything I ever sold, and from February 23-27, it's free on Amazon.com.
I've told the story of its sale before, but here it is again. My Clarion West class had people who'd already had pro sales before they attended the workshop. Those of us who didn't were called the Nada Crew (a name we chose for ourselves). Over the next five years the Nada Crew shrank and shrank. Very few Clarion West classes get 100% pro publication. In fact, I don't know that any ever had. So if I were to exit the Nada Crew, we just might be making Clarion West history.
This story killed the Nada Crew. I sold it to Julie Czerneda for her anthology, Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science, which came out in 2007. It's the first of my short stories that I've uploaded, but it won't be the last.