Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Attack of the Gravid Amazons

A mid-30ish couple's marriage is on the rocks. He's an acoustical architect and she's an ob-gyn. About the only thing they have in common is a love of bug watching, so they are taking an entomological expedition to Indonesia to try to patch things up. Then Earth is invaded by pregnant green women. Among other inexplicable places around the planet, they attack in Singapore where the couple is staying for a few nights.

"Gravid Amazons" [8050 words] was revised in September 2016.  

Read HERE.

See my related Monarch Butterfly Photos from the Blue Ridge Parkway SW of Asheville NC, September 25, 2016.  Watch my 32 Second HD Video of them.


  1. I recently received an encouraging personal rejection letter for this story from the editor of one of the top science fiction publications.

    "Dear Mickey, Thank you for giving me a chance to read "Attack of the Gravid Amazons." There's some great writing in this (I loved that first vivid description of the Singapore sky) but overall the story developed too slowly and didn't grab me. I'm going to pass on this one, but I wish you best of luck finding the right market for it. I appreciate your interest in F&SF and hope that you'll keep us in mind in the future.
    Best regards, C.C. Finlay Editor Fantasy & Science Fiction sfsite.com/fsf/"

  2. In response to the comments from C.C. Finlay, I cut 400 words, sharpened the vocabulary, and sent the story out again.