Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Yay! Blue Moon got published!
Well, it happened...again. My first flash fiction "Blue Moon" got published for the fifth time. This time around, it's at Long Story Short Magazine. Read the story here:
It's been 4 months since I last submitted a literary work (been busy trolling for online contests and prizes, ) so this is quite unexpected. The first four homes of my story were:
- Inscribed (third issue) - An online magazine
- Salome Magazine - An intellectual feminist website
- Free Fall Lit ( Issue # 12) - An online literary ezine
- The Stellar Showcase Journal (Fall Issue 2006) - A print journal and they sent me a copy of the mag where my work appeared
Here are some comments I got from Salome Magazine:
- Posted by Gerald Matthews on Thursday, September 7th, 2006 at 1:52 AM
Wow! I never expected that kind of twist..That was just so....unbelievably good! You have the makings of a true writer. Hope to read more of these.
- Posted by Danielle McShine on Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 12:37 AM
This is a touching little piece, Rachelle. It evokes feeling, generates some sympathy, and that can be difficult in such a short piece. I think 'refracted' is a particularly good choice, as are 'cold pink' prior to the one word where this turns 'plastic.' The writing's good and the structure/reveal of information worked fine for me. I like the twist at the end best.
- Posted by Suzanne Thompson on Sunday, October 1st, 2006 at 10:00 PM
Rachelle, Thanks for sharing this piece with me. Interesting, intriguing. As a reader, I wasn't ready for the piece to end. I wanted more -- development and continuation. You caught my attention and ... For me, short pieces are tricky for offering response. Consider a longer piece, maybe? I'd like to hear B.L. read, by you. Suzanne T.
- Posted by Norma Trent on Monday, October 9th, 2006 at 5:12 PM
As a fan and struggling flash fiction writer, this is a great story. I wasn't ready for the ending, but it was fulfilling. Thanks for a great read!
So, have you read it? What do you think?
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