“Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

Friday, April 12th, 2013

To: Christopher Snyder
From: sally-houtman
Date: 2013-01-28 04:05:36 UTC
Subj: Flash Frontier

Hey you – you’ve mentioned an interest in Flash Frontier, and you may be on their e-mail list, but…just in case. Here is an opportunity for you in 2013 from their latest e-mail:

“April: high tide (international issue) / deadline: 31 March”

So…get you working on your ‘high tide’ story!

I’m taking a break from submitting there. Made all 12 issues last year. Need to quit…while ahead…gasp…breathe new air…
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[MESSAGE LOST — APPARENTLY, FICTIONAUT DOESN’T KEEP A “SENT” FILE — IN WHICH I THANKED SALLY FOR REMINDING ME, AND TOLD HER THAT, YES, WHILE I HAD ADDED MYSELF TO THEIR MAILING LIST, I HADN’T CHECKED THE MESSAGES OUT OF WHAT I CALLED “RESIDUAL SULKING” OVER NOT HAVING MY LAST STORY ACCEPTED (TURNS OUT, THEY’RE AN ALL-NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL —WHOOPS! SHOULDA CHECKED!)]
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To: Christopher Snyder
From: sally-houtman
Date: 2013-01-31 03:17:41 UTC

‘residual sulking’ – Ha! You crack me the f up.

And leave my Flash Frontier babes alone. NZ has SOOOOOO little in the way of publication opportunities that it should be okay that we have a private party for those of us stranded on this godforsaken volcanic boulder. We’ll invite y’all from time to time, but…

I’ll look forward to what you womp up for ‘high tide’!
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“Residual Sulking”
posted 4 days ago
2 favs 53 views
4 comments 211 words

Author’s Note
I wrote this story for the 1st “Flash Frontier” Int’l edition — sadly, they didn’t go for it.

Happily, I get to dump it on YOU people!

Aren’t you glad?
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Jake Barnes, 4 days ago
A well managed little tale. Skillful, delightful micro. *

Brian Michael Barbeito, 4 days ago
Liked this flash.

sally-houtman, 4 days ago
This is

ALL

MY

FAULT

WAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gone Conlon, 4 days ago
Ha 🙂

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