Welp, that's one good way to end an afternoon. I got a phone call from the Red Rock Review, a literary review out of Las Vegas, saying that they wanted to publish a story of mine called "Poison." This makes sixteen short stories I've gotten published so far.
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised to have this story published. I had never felt like it was one of my better stories, what with it being based off of a dream I once had, and as a result had given up on it after only 12 rejections, the last being in 2015. Well, for whatever reason I got a wild hair, dusted it off, and did a 13th submission this past February. So there you go. What a strange business.
I'm sure after all this talking about it at least some of you would like to read it. However, with my apologies, I'm afraid that it will have to wait until Red Rock publishes it since they have first publishing rights now. I know this is a little different than how I usually do things, but you're just going to have to be patient.
In the mean time, if you get desperate, you can find other stories to read at my website.
As always, thank you to every one who reads my stories, asks about my writing, and even throws the occasional complement my way. I'm not the best with showing my gratitude for such things, but please know it does mean a lot.