Slug Story Accepted, Happy Dance!

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For Nanowrimo 2020, my goal was to write four short stories, edit them, and submit them to paying markets. I ended up deleting a story (because it was plain silly), but three out of four ain’t bad.

One of the Nano stories I wrote is about slugs, a mom/scientist who knows all about mollusks, and a Civil War solider. I just found out that “Mollusk Madness” was accepted to a literary magazine, woohoo! My story won’t be published until 2022, so I’ll give more deets later, but the editor had this to say:

It’s gorgeously rendered, it’s haunting . . . and it speaks to the lengths at which we will go to protect our children. This is an absolutely stunning little piece of work.

Wheeeee, I’m on cloud nine!

Okay, here I am on solid ground again. I am in the middle of my first draft of my second novella for 2021, a little tale infused with folk horror and poetry. Back to work!

123 thoughts on “Slug Story Accepted, Happy Dance!

  1. Holy crap!!!! That is so fire!!!!!!!!!!!! *cough. ‘course, I’m not surprised – your writing is always ‘stunning.’ You will make a big splash when it’s available so your fans and lovers can swim around in it with you? You rock, peanut butter girl!

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  2. Wonderful. Congratulations 🥳🥂Priscilla. That’s amazing news. Gosh, I would be dancing too. It’s amazing feeling to know someone else understand completely what you were trying to say. That’s the one thing I get nervous about… Will others understand the story/ characters.

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      1. Thank you, Priscilla. I’m so hoping with Seeking the Dark my husband and I have caught any typos and missing words. We went through it carefully before returning it to the publisher. I’m nervous that the story is still the one in my head. You do put so much of yourself out there for other to pick over when you’re published.

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  3. Wow! Congratulations, Priscilla, that’s wonderful news! What lovely feedback from the editor, too. Enjoy your celebrations – so well deserved. 🙂 xx

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  4. Ahh congratulations Priscilla on your story being featured in a magazine! I look forward to hearing more about it in 2022!! Your writing is going well x

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