Rooftop Cage up at Seven by Twenty (7×20)

My cinquain Rooftop Cage (and wee bio) went up at Seven by Twenty (7×20) today. Long before I submitted it, several poems and micro-fictions were selected for the anthology 140 and Counting. A few writers never returned their contracts, so I was asked if the cinquain could be included in the anthology. I sent the contract this morning. That was a fun little bonus! I have another tiny thing going up at 7×20 next week, as well. It appeared in Nanoism a couple of months ago.

In other news, the story I got a tiny start on this month, The Listeners, is shelved for the moment. Instead, I wrote a short story in about an hour as practice for the previously mentioned September Flash Blast. And my, I’m out of practice. I love writing to prompts and I love timed writing, but I’ve done it all of once in the last few years or so. I think the story I produced has a lot of potential, though, so I’m editing it now and hoping to submit soon. I don’t want to tinker too long. I did get my one story written for August, at least, but I doubt I manage anymore.

I also have some notes on the next story I definitely want to write, which won’t be the rest of The Listeners. I think that one will have to wait a short while, since my aim is to “flash write” at least 20 times in September, though I’m really hoping for at least once a day.

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  1. August 30th, 2011 | Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    Oh, that was a good one, Shelley! 🙂

  2. August 31st, 2011 | Milo James Fowler says:

    Nice work, Shelley; really liked the cinquain. Might have to use it with my jr. high creative writing students…with your permission, of course.

  3. August 31st, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Thanks, Madeline.

    Milo, have at it. Do with it what you will. 🙂 And thanks!

  4. September 2nd, 2011 | DaveK says:

    Congratulations on meeting your Write1Sub1 challenge for August.

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