Thursday, November 5, 2009

Swept Away




A few weeks ago, I was notified about a writing prompt to be used in the weekly CafeDoom flash fiction competition. I wrote something for it but never submitted.

Then the submission period opened for 52 Stitches 2010, but I was in the middle of the Dark Pages Volume 1 anthology submission period with no real time to work on something new and yet with an almost physical need to submit something to Stitches. The online publication Aaron Polson put together over 2009 has been quite brilliant and I figured it would be a nice credit to have on my bio to have another piece in 2010.

The only thing I had was the CafeDoom inspired piece. With a little bit of revision during a quiet period one afternoon, I figured it was as good as I was going to get - I sent it in a couple of days after the submission call opened. It's called 'Swept Away' (I seem to have a bias towards a water-based setting with Stitches - 2009 had my story take place on a game fishing boat, this one is on a yacht).

Today I received an acceptance email - woot!

One piece per author to be released each week over 2010. And I'm going to be included in the ToC. Again!

Sweet.

13 comments:

  1. Great news, BT! I've been enjoying the weekly stories for many months now.

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  2. Yippee! We get to share another ToC. looking forward to reading your story.

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  3. Congratulations, BT! Love, love, love that place.

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  4. Thanks everyone - I fully expect you all to be joining me.

    Congrats to Cate and Jamie for having already done so.

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  5. I got my acceptance today, so I'll be there too. Woot!

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  6. Cool, Laura.

    Thanks, D - I'm expecting big things from all my friends, including all of them being part of Stitches 2010 so I look forward to hearing about your acceptance as well.

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