On Friday, I received a delightful email from Krista, letting me know that in the next few days, a post I wrote is to be Freshly Pressed. My short flash fiction piece with the completely boring name of Wkly Brief – Foreshadowing Challenge had caught a Word Press editor’s attention and will be featured on their Freshly Pressed page.
I was writing code in my tiny cubicle at work when this wonderful news appeared miraculously on my cell phone. I was surrounded by quiet, serious workers, doing serious work, very quietly. So I had to do a very silent happy dance. Picture Snoopy, head up and feet tapping and you’ve got the image. I could even hear Schroeder’s piano pulsing through my cubie.
But then, for one brief moment I felt a twinge of guilt. After all, one of my first contacts, Don Charisma, hosts the “Not Featured on Freshly Pressed Awards”, so I felt a bit disloyal; a traitor to my earliest WordPress friends. But I got over that. Especially after I did a search for Freshly Pressed and there was Don Charisma’s blog.
So, I did the Snoopy dance again.
Before I let you go, I also want to tell you that my first official piece of flash fiction is being published this Wednesday by The Birds We Piled Loosely, a self-described “Lit Rag dedicated to poetry, flash fiction/nonfiction, and whatever else impresses us.”
And the Snoopy dance continues…