I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned how I keep lists.
I make a Things To Do List for most every day. I make a list of Monthly Goals. And I have a list of every essay, poem, article or story I submit. At the end of each month, I update my list of submissions. Oftentimes, I’ll go back over the months to see if I still have something out.
Such was the case with a couple stories I’d submitted to Uncle John’s Flush Fiction. I was a little late organizing this month, but I got around to my list on Monday, and when I saw how long those stories had been sitting, I crossed them out, giving up on them.
The next day, the VERY next day, I received an acceptance from the Uncle John anthology. But the editor wanted only one of the stories, a funny, supernatural piece of flash fiction about a dog who dies–and comes back.
So now I’m just a little…what’s the word? Oh, yeah. TOTALLY freaked out.
Congrats! And I love how those things work!
Hey Cathy,Congratulations on your acceptance. Maybe the spirit of Sally the Crazy Dog lives on.Donna
Thanks, Lynn, me, too!Thanks, Donna. It was a Sally-inspired story, of course. But if I hear barking outside my office door…;-)
Ooo, both creepy and cool. Love it! 🙂
Oh Cathy! Twilight Zone music…do, do, do,doooo!
I'm reading this post literally a few minutes after I found out that I've had a story accepted into the same anthology! I too was thinking that I submitted that story a long time ago…Congrats!
Both you AND Janel!?!This is Twilight Zone on steriods.Congrats to both of you 🙂
I know, y'all…I told you it was weird. But Janel reading this post minutes after her acceptance really punches up the ooooooo factor. 😉
You released a lot of energy this last week, (sorry I made you cry) and it reached the right person. Or maybe Sally's spirit nipped Unce John in the ankle.
Lemme guess–you are now busy crossing EVERYTHING off your list, right? 😉
Ooh, that IS creepy! I have to agree with Linda up there…Sally is definitely nipping folks for you! Wonder who she'll nip next? 😉