I've been reading some of my older stories, bits that have collected their fair share of rejections over the past couple of years. Most of them stink. I'm working on a story graveyard as we speak.
I just couldn't let two of them die. "Aunt Tessie's Burden" is one of my personal favorites, although the premise is pretty cliche. My first rejection for this piece was a glowing "final round" from Shimmer. After a year in the wilderness, you can read it at Bending Spoons.
The other story, "Uncle Bobby", is in the current edition of The Absent Willow Review. It too racked up plenty of rejections, but I couldn't let ol' Bobby die. Well, at least not until someone read the story. ;)
We had a dusting of snow in Northeast Kansas, just enough to make the students complain about having school. Isn't life grand?
Enjoy the weekend.