Again the Giant Squid has blessed me with an acceptance 🙂 My uber-short piece, A Dozen Things, will be published at Poor Mojo’s Almanak sometime in the coming days — I’ll keep you up to date and post a link as soon as it goes live 🙂
“Big Bear” is a flash story I wrote based on my time working as a bartender in little village called Milo. I worked as a bartender there for a few years (three I think) and in that time I gathered enough material to create boat-loads of incredible characters.
Right now I’m pretty stoked about the story because it’s been accepted for publication at T-Zero which is a paying market *cheers* Rumor is the story will be in the May issue — I’ll keep you updated for sure.
I wrote a flash piece titled ‘Whatcha Gonna Do?’ that when it was read by a friend was described as “…a biting commentary on modern parenting…”. I was very happy with it, and am even more so now that it’s been accepted for the Summer issue of Skyline Magazine 🙂
My story, A Merry Christmas, has been published at Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k)! Yay! You’ve got to love any magazine that is edited by a giant squid, don’t you? 🙂
I’m very happy that my stories based on the Word of the Week at NaNoLJers have been so well-received. Now I just need to find some time to write a few more of them.
My Fatherhood drabble has been published at SHINE. You can check it out here –> Fatherhood . 🙂
I’m very pleased with this drabble, it’s been published at two places so far and I think it’s pretty well done. It confuses me, however, that flash stories I’ve done since then that I think are superior to it keep getting rejected LOL Perhaps it’s the subject matter — things being left unsaid is something everyone can relate to, but maybe not everyone ‘gets’ stupid gangsters or visits from beyond the grave.
Food for thought I suppose, but I’d be lying if I said it would be likely to affect what I wrote in the future 🙂
Yay! I just got another acceptance. My Fatherhood drabble has been accepted at SHINE for the February issue 🙂 I’ll link directly to it as soon as it goes live.
My flash story, A Merry Christmas, has been published at Flash Flooding — yay. You can read the story by following that link, and if you do, please rate it — but do it honestly, I don’t want any gratuitous 5s.
Aside from that and the usual process of writing and submitting nothing else is new that’s related to my writing. I continue to work on the Haven novel-in-stories and I’m editing the ‘On a Mission’ novella to take out about 3 chapters and make it a tighter read. Exciting, no? 😉
My drabble ‘Fatherhood’ was published at A Long Story Short on the 7th. If you want to read it all you need to do is follow the link below — it’s all there, complete with my ‘Evil prevails’ email signature LOL I wrote ‘Fatherhood’ in response to a challenge on NaNoLJers for father’s day, and, as I’m sure you can imagine, I had my stepfather, Clark, in mind when I did.
by Rhonda Parrish