“The Spider Sweeper”

Several years ago I wrote a short story I was incredibly smitten with but  knew in my heart might never find a home.  It’s called “The Spider Sweeper” and it just felt very odd. It’s a horror story. It’s a love story. It’s set in Japan during the late 1800s.

I sent it out and collected a few rejections, then decided to sit on it for awhile. A year passed. Longer.  A couple of months ago I stumbled upon it again and re-read it. Lo and behold, I still loved it. So I thought what-the-hell and decided to send it out again.

Now I’m here today to say I’m tickled pink to announce “The Spider Sweeper” was picked up by a gorgeous magazine I hugely admire, Black Static.

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  2 comments for ““The Spider Sweeper”

  1. Jenell
    September 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I really loved your story “The Spider Sweeper.” It resonated with me.

    Thanks for sharing it!


    • Thersa Matsuura
      September 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Thank you, Jenell. I’m so glad you liked it. I really thought it was too odd to ever find a home.

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