I got a really great acceptance this morning from Roxane Gay of PANK. She said some lovely things about my story, and I'm really chuffed. It'll be up online in a few months. Thanks Roxanne!

I do need to come up with a new title for the piece in the meantime - the current one doesn't work very well. I have some ideas, so we'll see what happens. I find title-writing very difficult. I always seem to go for something too bland or too revealing. It's a tricky business - especially with flash, since you don't want to lose any of the punch of the story by giving too much away, and in a piece less than 1000 words long, every word should work in the story's favour - and that includes the title. It's a horrible decision every time. But - lest I seem to speak for the world at large - I should point out that some people totally have this thing nailed. Ladies and gentlemen - Ms Tori Spelling. I'm green with envy.


Nik Perring said...

Yay! Congrats!

Jessica said...

Congrats - looking forward to reading your piece :)

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks Nik and Jessica. It's a nasty llittle story - be warned!