Earlier this year, while my wife was pregnant with our third child, a trio of ideas for stories about expectant mothers and their ultrasound scans came to me, mostly during our own scans when I should have been paying full attention to the images on the screen. I at least waited until we left the appointments to jot my ideas in my notebook.
Once I wrote up these ideas I realised, though each one features a new set of characters in a clearly different situation, they hung together in a loose thematic trilogy. I submitted them as just such a trilogy, titled Ultrasound I, II & III, to be published under the collective title Ultrasounds.
I received news today that Ultrasounds will be the feature story on Metazen on the 11th November. I am chuffed about this as I can’t think of a more fitting publication space for these stories than the hive of originality and surprise that is Metazen. They are stories I feel very close to, born as they were out of the amazing arrival of my new baby daughter and I look forward to your being able to read them in a few short weeks.
2 Responses to Metazen to publish ‘Ultrasounds’
Congratulations on both the new baby and the story acceptance. What an awesome way to get a story idea.
Thanks Tina, the nativity of these stories disproves the old cliche about the pram in the hall being the enemy of creativity.
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