As I'll be attending the UK GLBT Authors & Readers Meet in July (aka uk_meet
), I submitted a story to the promotional anthology British Flash:
and it was not only accepted but also complimented
I am, as you can tell, still quite giddily excited about this :-D
I'm also rather stumped as to how to write the blurb for it, which was requested a few days ago now... probably shows my naivety, but I didn't expect one to be needed for an anthology of flash-fiction; and 100 words for a blurb seems exceedingly long when the story's only 500 words!
...I'll get there. I just hope I'm not making too many enemies while I do...
Other parts of life have been busy too - we had a few losses & gains with the chickens, leaving us now with 4: 2 light sussex and 2 welbar. I'm currently trying to find a few hours when it is light, dry, and I'm not too tired / muscle-achy so I can glue up the new run I've made for them. Then I just need to attach the wire, get the door for it finished and tie a tarp over for a roof. Then I can make them some perches and ramps and suchlike so they've got lots to keep them occupied while I'm out at work :-D
I also found a beer-making kit I'd forgotten I had so I've tried to get back into that again. Not sure on the success so far. That's definitely something I've got worse at as time's gone on :-( Probably due to the first few times I made beer, I was out of work so not coming home shattered of an evening...
Hmm. Can't finish on a down-note. *thinks* How about two of my favorite verses of poetry?"You are old, Father William, and your jaws are too weak,
For anything tougher than suet.
Yet you eat all the goose, with the bones and the beak,
Pray how do you manage to do it?"
"In my youth," said the old man, "I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife.
And the muscular strength that it gave to my jaw
Has lasted the rest of my life."
Yep, I found my copy of Alice's Adventures Underground
the other week :-D