This may be my favorite story I’ve written so far. Much of my work is a love song to trees, and that’s evident in this piece. It’s about the afterlife too, a concept I like to play with in fiction. (I also like it because I was able to work in one of my favorite Chesterton quotes.)
If you only ever read one of my pieces, I think I would want it to be this one.
“What I Wrote for Andronicus” appeared in Ideomancer back in 2010. Ideomancer is a sharp, shiny online magazine that pays semipro rates, which according to Duotrope means between 1 and 4.9 cents per word. (Ideomancer currently pays 3 cents per word with a maximum payment of $40 per story.)
You can read “What I Wrote for Andronicus” here.