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I still don’t have word from the publisher about when I can start talking about this short story and the anthology in which it will appear. I did get an email update yesterday to which I have already responded:
First of all, a million thanks on behalf of XXXX Books for working with us to produce a terrifyingly fun anthology! We are working hard on producing cover art befitting this masterpiece – we will circulate it as soon as it’s ready!
If you could please give your story a read-through and get back to us by November 6th 2019 with any tweaks our editors may have missed (page#, line#, edit) that would be awesome! If we don’t hear from you, we will assume all is perfect.
Once again, thank you for being part of the XXXX family!
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“If your parents find out about this, they’ll kill us.”
“They won’t find out. Besides, I’m not a little cub anymore. I’m a big bear.”
“I fell in love with you the second I saw you. Maybe even before that.”
“I know, Goldie. You’ve told me before. You ate my porridge, sat in my chair, even *ahem* even slept in my bed.”
“I was a little girl then, Babe.”
“And I was a little cub who didn’t know the ways of the world, but look at us now.”
“We still have to keep this our little secret. If Mum and Da ever saw us together, they’d freak.”
“I’ve seen your Da’s gun. He even tried to hunt Papa once, but fortunately he missed.”
“It’s not just my parents we have to worry about, there’s yours as well.”