by Michael Seese
Or I will be later this year. Allow me to explain...
A long time ago I wrote a short story titled "The Other Brother: Scandal."
The concept: The great "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes has an unknown (to him) twin brother. (Long story short, Mr. & Mrs. Holmes didn't want two brothers to compete with their beloved Mycroft, so they condemned one to an orphanage.) Possessing the renowned Holmes acumen and physical prowess, yet lacking any sense of morality, he turns to a life of crime -- specifically murder -- eavesdropping on his brother's exploits in order to join the game. "Scandal" recasts A Scandal In Bohemia (Doyle's first short story) from the other brother's point of view.
Flash forward to last October. On horrortree.com (to repeat, a great site for authors) I found a call from Bards and Sages Publishing for "The Society Of Misfit Stories." I submitted, and voilà!
The story will appear on their website in December, and in print sometime next year.
Please spread the word. And if you feel like ponying up 99¢ to buy a copy.... that would be OK, too.