A pair of shorts
Not that kind! *minds out of the gutter*
I just got an acceptance for a story I recently wrote and submitted, about a gymnast who is Olympics-bound. The title is Tumbling Dreams and it will probably end up around 18,000 words. It’s for an anthology on the Olympics titled Going for Gold from MLR press. The plan is to release the anthology around the end of August, so it will mean some pretty fast editing, but the editor on this one seems to be on top of things. It will be fun to work with someone new. I learn things from every editor I do a story with.
Working with a new editor will also be part of the fun of tidying up Gift of the Goddess, my 20,000 word short that will be in the Storm Moon Press anthology Carved in Flesh, about guys with scars. This short story is a fantasy, which is fun since it’s a genre I write, but not one I’ve published much of. Well, unless you count werewolves.
I never used to write short stories. Before I published Life Lessons I don’t think I’d ever written a short that didn’t feel like the first chapter of a novel. But I’m kind of developing a taste for them. Getting in under a word limit is still not my forte, but trying can actually be fun.