Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe from Cannibals up at errant parent

Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe from Cannibals went up today at errant parent. This little ditty was one of two humor shorts I wrote essentially as an audition for something quite some time ago. They got me in the door and did their job, so I hated to let them sit on my hard drive after spending time on them. I’ve developed the need to submit everything I write repeatedly until it’s picked up or I run out of places. I’ve submitted the other piece only once, and will be resubmitting it sometime this month, as soon as I find someplace that seems like a good fit.

 I also found out today that my first haibun, “Competition,” will appear in the November 2011 print edition of Scifaikuest. I’m thrilled to be included!

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  1. August 4th, 2011 | Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    Okay, that was hilarious! The part about the tanning bed and the “popcorn” setting??? Made me laugh out loud. 🙂

    Congrats on the Scifaikuest acceptance! I’ve got a horroku coming out in the November 2012 (??) print edition.

  2. August 4th, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Thanks, Madeline!

    2012, really? When I got the acceptance the other day, she said I’d made it in just under the wire for the Nov 2011 issue. I wonder if she meant 2012, or maybe there are enough “ku”s to go through 2012, but my haibun filled a closer slot? Hmmm.

  3. August 5th, 2011 | Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    2011, 2012 – I’m happy either way. 🙂

  4. August 5th, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Yep, me too! It’s a fun publication.

    As a side note, your comment was comment #666 to this blog (I get a crapload of spam). That has inspired a story idea. 🙂

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