Got a spate of rejections over the weekend, which is always bittersweet. On one hand, someone is telling you your story just doesn’t make the cut. But on the other, the waiting is finally over.
Necrotic Tissue shot down “Shop Talk,” a tightly written second-person yarn of which I’m particularly proud. Apparently, it’s “not dark enough.” I promptly responded by sending them “The Regular,” a 100-word prose poem I’m hard pressed to think anyone could label thusly. We’ll see what happens. If they reject this one, I’m wagering I can sail something else their way before their submission period closes. Naturally, it too will be nice and dark.