Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Open House Day 50 - Tracie McBride
Our fifteen year old niece tells us of some of her classmates’ (pardon the pun) misconceptions about sex. No, if sperm fails to unite with egg, it does not hang around in the womb for months afterwards waiting for another shot, nor does it turn around and swim back to where it came from. Which got me thinking – but what if it did? And what if the nearest appendage was not the one from which it originated?
By the way, if any of you happen to know what the hell is wrong with me, stop by at http://traciemcbridewriter.wordpress.com/ and let me know.
Tracie McBride is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 70 print and electronic publications, including Horror Library Vol 4, Abyss and Apex, Space & Time, Dead Red Heart and Electric Velocipede. She won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent for 2007. Her short story and poetry collection “Ghosts Can Bleed” was released in April 2011 by the writer's co-operative Dark Continents Publishing, of which she is vice president.