I heard that the guy who predicted that the rapture was going to happen May 21, 2011 did not admit to being wrong despite still being here May 22. Apparently, he said that all he was wrong about was the events that were going to lead up to the actual end, which will be October 21, 2011. Apparently, that’s what was supposed to start on May 21, not the actual rapture itself. He is sure that the world is still going to stop on October 21, kind of like a tape running out suddenly as opposed to any big events foreshadowing the actual end. Check it out if you don’t believe me: http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/articles/150746/20110524/harold-camping-delays-doomsday-till-october-21-2011.htm
And recent evidence suggests that he might not be the complete and total holiday fruitcake that this makes him sound like. After all, I just got informed that I have had another story accepted for publication. That’s two acceptances within a little over a week.
I posted a few days ago how Gray Sparrow Press had accepted my story “The Virgin Mary Tree” for immediate publication in their online Spring 2011 issue. Well, I just found out that Children, Churches and Daddies has accepted my story “Training” for publication in their January 2012 print issue (also published immediately on their website, just click on my name in the list of authors in the left panel to be able to read the story).
Wow. No stories published for a long time now, and then suddenly two acceptances within about eight days. Surely a sign that we are living in the end of times, especially considering this particular story. I mean, given the fact that the story includes sexual themes within a child narrator story (and homosexual themes at that), I wasn’t sure anyone was going to be comfortable publishing the story no matter how good the writing was. I thought Children, Churches and Daddies would have enough guts, though, and I turned out to be right.
Still, two publications in eight days. Ya’ll ought to watch out. Something funny is surely going on. I know Harold Camping is a lunatic, but just in case you might want to spend some time in church prior to October 21- just to be safe.