This story will be published in Scissors and Spackle in October 2011. It was a challenge finding outlets willing to accept stories which had previously appeared online, so grateful to the magazine and the far-sighted editorial team.
"Interesting article! I teach a class called Pen & Sword at Killer Nashville mystery writer's conference every year. Participants wield a four-foot wooden samurai sword and metaphorically 'kill their darlings.’ Of course, the real…"