A short story of mine, “Translation,” appears in the Fall 2008 issue of Hyphen. For me, the most interesting part of having a story in a magazine is the accompanying art. Initially, the illustration threw me off — it seemed almost scary to me. But then I thought about my story, and seen from the point of view of the mother character, I can see the fear that pervades throughout.
This is what I enjoy the most about having an artist interpret your work: seeing something that wasn’t there before.
By the way, I wrote the first draft of this story in 2004. Patience is indeed a virtue.