Published: Character

The Scareald magazineMy contributor’s copy of issue #2 of The Scareald arrived in the mail yesterday.

I sold them a poem called “Character” which I wrote as part of last years November Poem a Day challenge and it’s in this issue. I hadn’t mentioned its publication before because the front page of the website hadn’t been updated to show issue #2, but since I have a copy sitting on my desk right now I can safely say it exists πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I’m very pleased that “Character” could find a home with The Scareald πŸ™‚

It was fun, yesterday, when it arrived. I opened the envelope and set the magazine down on the table while I peeled my address off the envelope before recycling. Danica, who had been doing her homework at the table, picked it up and was like “What’s this?” when the cheque slid out from inside the pages of the magazine.

“Neat trick,” she said and I found myself imagining her going around the house picking up books and magazines at random to see if money would slip out from between their pages. Would be pretty sweet if it worked that way, no?


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8 Responses to Published: Character

  1. Lisa says:


    • Rhonda says:

      Thank you, thank you πŸ™‚

      Lisa, you ought to leave your URL so I can visit your website too. I’ve noticed you here a few times and I’d like to return the favor.

  2. Simon Kewin says:

    Heh, yeah, that would be good. Congrats on the sale.

  3. Jeff Chapman says:

    Congrats on the pub and check and meeting your W1S1 goals. Always exciting to get checks in the mail.

    • Rhonda says:

      Thank you x two Jeff πŸ™‚

      I love the cheques, but I think I love the contributor copies more. Like Milo says, it makes it feel more real. Besides, I like adding things to my ego shelf πŸ˜‰

  4. Way to go, Rhonda! I always enjoy contributor copies — somehow it feels more real.

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