Remember Fred? I introduced him in this post (in which I recommend the best book on writing short fiction, Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight). By the way, "Admiral Atlantic's Guerrilla Marketing" is now in the Land of Dead Stories. I guess it didn't find a home. (RIP, Admiral)
But Fred can't come to the blog right now. He's busy.
I'm working on two short stories (both about half done) and a flash piece that I want to finish before Fred comes running up from the basement and takes over my life. My self-imposed deadline is Friday.
What's Fred doing, you ask? He's working. He's doing that thing that he does--putting together stories. Fred is busy plotting my next novel.
Don't bother him.