A few years ago I tried to write a story about a boy who, without meaning to, affected the weather. For whatever reason I didn’t finish it or make it into anything I’d be happy putting my name to.
A few months ago, however, I went back to the idea, starting pretty much from scratch, and this time I was happy with the end result. It was good. I called the story Weatherboy.
Weatherboy is included in Deck The Halls, an anthology in which each of the stories has been inspired by lines from the carol (‘Strike the harp and join the chorus’ since you asked). It’s published, worldwide, today – in paperback and as an eBook.
It’s an exciting thing for me as it’s the only story, aside from Two Minutes – included in the brilliant 100 RPM - that’s been published anywhere other than in Freaks! or Not So Perfect since they came out.
There are plenty of great stories in there, by plenty of good people (and a special shout out to Jodi who worked very hard editing the whole thing). Do check it out. ‘Tis the season, after all.