a recent conversation that took place in my house:
my wife: No, I mean it’s good, but I just wonder if this story about a little girl dying of cancer on an alien world is appropriate for an anthology that wanted happy, positive sci-fi stories.
me: but it’s a happy story about a little girl dying of cancer on an alien world. Besides, the co-editor? I just read an awesome story of hers that ended with DETAILS OF ENDING DELETED TO AVOID SPOILERS.
my wife: wow … so I guess all of you scifi writer people are that dark. It’s not just you.
there should probably be a support group somewhere….