Left of the Lake published “Mortal Coil” in the August issue. It is a short story I wrote. A really short story. And now it is almost September.
A prepublication notice was posted. Then I forgot to mention where you can get a copy of the magazine to read the story.
The publisher mailed a copy. I shared it with friends in writers group.
“This is so neat. Congratulations, Matt,” said one of the writers of the Village Ink Writers Group. After looking through the printed copy she pointed at the author bio photo and asked, “Is that you?”
“Yeah,” I said. “That photo was taken a couple years ago… before I moved.”
“You’ve lost weight.”
I laughed. “Poverty has its benefits.”
I failed to consider that friends and fans — who I do not get see me face-to-face every week — may like to read “Mortal Coil.” I will do my best to remedy that.
In the mean time, I continue to collect rejection letters from other publishers regarding other submitted work. Cheers!
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