Time Passes

How time flies. For the past week I’ve been working on a short story and hoped to have time to write another afterwards before I go to America. Well – no. Time flies, as they say, and when I finished the short story I not only realized I hadn’t written anything here in nearly a week(!) but also that I only have 4 days left until I leave and there are still things to be done. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll publish the short story before  then but it just might show up here some time after I get back! Around the time I get back I’ll also start editing Project 1 and send my second batch of agent queries. I was hoping to have heard from all agents by now but only 1/3 replied so far. At least their delay will make me want to come back home and check my mail for any manuscript requests while I’m away.

Question to my avid followers: Do you often read short stories?

I’m not speaking about prose pieces published online but actual short stories (which may be online as well) that are at least 2000 words long. In that case – where do you get hold of them? Do you use a kindle to download them from the Amazon store or do you buy short story collections?

I was going to write a poem about here but as I brainstormed I thought of an idea for a short story instead! So I’ll try to get that done at some point (maybe when I’m away – who knows) which means you’ll have to enjoy it then instead. Meanwhile I leave you with a – very – short story by Hemingway.

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”

– F H Hakansson

4 thoughts on “Time Passes

  1. Frustrating not to have heard back by all the agents, but not surprising either. It’s good that you’re getting away for a little bit as it is difficult to not obsessively check email!

    I do not read short stories, so I can’t answer your question precisely other than to say I do know that several authors mentioned having published their short stories via Amazon. They offer their selections in both digital and print forms, as collections or single downloads.

    1. It is extremely frustrating. I was hoping to meet an agent in New York while I’m there. Guess I should have sent everything a month earlier. Oh well. It’s always nice to have an excuse to go back to the US.

      I’ll have to look into that! I remember seeing something like that on amazon while I browsed their “print-on-demand” site.

  2. That’s a shame, I was looking forward to reading your short story! Is the genre still horror? If it is I might actually pass 😛 I’m kidding. Hope you have a great time in America!
    I don’t usually read short stories either, I mean, first of all it’s a bit hard to find them (in hard copies, that is). Unless I land on one collection of short stories by accident, I don’t read them. This however does not mean I don’t like them 🙂

    1. Nope, Sci-Fi, but I think you’ll enjoy it (it’s not hard sci-fi). But I have an idea for another horror story so you’ll get more scares soon enough 😉
      I agree – it’s so difficult to know where to look! Especially if you want good ones. I think it’s like this for most people. They don’t actively buy and read short stories but read them every now and again if they come across one or two.

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