Thank You for SmokeLong

I have to brag. Just a little bit. SmokeLong Quarterly was on my dear-god-fingers-crossed-maybe-I’ll-get-published list. For a while now. Maybe, uh, four years, but who’s counting?

I did, assholes. Eight rejections later and hells yes, I’m in.

But seriously. I’m humbled and it’s awesome.  I wrote the right story and submitted it to the right place and so, it makes me very, very ecstatic to say my piece of flash fiction “Hard to Carry and Fit in a Trunk” will appear in this week’s issue and then again in the Quarterly Publication.

Special thanks to Anderson Holderness who chose my story and the SmokeLong Quarterly staff who put up with my name more than enough times in their inbox.

So it’s cool. I’m happy.  I’m proud of this little story.

“Ginny Hanover always envisioned herself as a slender-boned girl.

Hell, she always envisioned herself in the trunk of car so right off the bat something’s wrong with this scenario.”

I hope you’ll read the rest of it here.

P.S. In case you need a moral, don’t give up on something you want.

Case in point –

My life is now validated.

My life is now validated.

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    June 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    That’s excellent, Jules. Both the story and the sweet follow. : )

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    susan tepper

    June 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Jules am so happy for you!!!!! I’m sure the story is fabulous, can’t wait to read it! Congrats!!!!!!!!

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    Michael Gillan Maxwell

    June 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Right on Jules! You SHOULD brag! Well done!

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    June 18, 2013 at 5:24 am

    thank you all!

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