Posted by mpiskun
After an intense 6 week course of MBA 707, a rude introduction to a derecho, and a dastardly cat named Cocoa eating the powercord cord of my Mac Book, I have finally begun writing again.
The MBA is something I feel is needed to excel at my job and therefore a necessary evil. No way around it, I make good living, but I always want to do more and I’m not satisfied with status quo when it comes to, well when it comes to anything really. Therefore, I must forge forward and add letters to my tittle.
If you don’t know what a derecho is, all you need to know is it comes, it kicks your ass, takes your power, and freaking spoils all the food in your fridge. Derecho, you suck and I’m glad you’re a “once in a generation” storm in south Jersey.
For those of you who are interested, Cocoa the cat is now subject to cruel yet necessary water gun therapy. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it works, one apple knock-off power cord later.
So the short story I was working on before all of this happened is in a coma, basically dead. For me story ideas are like burning embers, you best use it to start a fire or it will simply turn to gray ash and die, and that is what happened.
Now, I am close to finished with a first draft of a story tentatively titled “The Broken Art of Perfection.” The idea of the story came to me from an article I read in the NY Times about dream therapy. I’ve enjoyed writing it so far.
In the mean-time a couple of stories have been rejected. Dark Discoveries said “Always a Soldier” was quite well written, but not for them. Black Static, which has become my great white whale, simple form rejected me on “Reflections.”
Heavy Metal Magazine, upon inquiry to my submission “The Cost that Lies Between Heaven and Earth”, said “I assure you that everything that is sent in is reviewed and we respond only to those works we choose to publish. Please also note that we are working on magazines several months in advance of publication so don’t despair it often takes many many months for a project to be selected for inclusion in future magazines.” I have no idea if that means I was rejected or not?!