|I get a whole $1
||[Apr. 30th, 2008|10:41 am]
Mine was published on April 30, 2008. Right now it's on top. Later on it won't be.
And they have the nerve to ask me to donate the money back to them. of course, I wouldn't be sending it to them if it wasn't one of those stories that I pretty much abandoned and figured what the hell, at least I'm not completely giving it away.
Oops. My mistake - the main link is http://www.everydayfiction.com/some-day-well-meet-by-tim-lieder/#comments and one of the comments was
Comment by Alan Tinnel
Is this really fiction at all? It reads like the whine-filled diary entry of a loser trying to make himself feel better.
Which means I'm emo. Shit.
But actually it is a whiny little piece. Although like I said about that flash fiction anthology, there's really no point to writing a 1000 word story if you're going to make it into a regular short story. You have to screw with the form somehow.
And there's no way I'm reading or writing a second person future tense story over 1000 words.
Another Addendum: I really like the previous day's story involving the chick fucking the IRA guy who killed her father. It's definitely better than mine.
Don't worry about it. If you're emo then I'm, well, insanely more crazy then that one story... Which is probably why I've stuck to the same misanthropic muse for the past half a decade, without trying to get anything published.
No, really, I just wanted to poke my head in and say thanks for the story, honestly, thanks.
Ok. I was more amused by the comment than anything. Beyond a few insane romance writers (and Anne Rice) there are very few professional writers that can have their day ruined by just one bad review. There are too many rejection slips in between first wanting to write and getting published. But if you like that story you can buy Teddy Bear Cannibal Massacre - none of my stories are in it, but I edited it and I quite like most of the stories in the collection.
Google it. It should pop up on Amazon.