Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Awesome Aftertaste Of Olive Lemon

Yesterday, my copy of The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon by Catherine J. Gardner arrived in the mail. I waited until 8:00 PM to settle down in a comfy spot on the couch and dig into it. WOW! This is easily my favorite story of hers. As the story was unfolding, I kept looking at the page count and bemoaning the fact that it was so short. Such beautiful, haunting strangeness! And all wrapped up in one memorable ending. I wanted more! Bucket 'O' Guts press could not have picked a better story to kick off their chapbook line than this one. Be sure to grab a copy for yourself!

On the personal writing front, since my gleeful post from two days ago I have actually had two more acceptances. I am in utter shock. That's four days in a row that I've gotten an acceptance and six overall for the month. The acceptances actually outnumber the rejections this month. I'm sure duotrope thinks that I am a full of shit when I report these. As elated as I am, I need to get to work on some new stuff as I am running out of stories to sub (I know, cry me a river ;) ). I also know that such a good run is not the norm and I could easily be in the middle of a weeks long barrage of rejections. Still, I am tickled pink - as pink as the colors on this blog - that my first year of serious writing has worked out as well as it has. There's always room for improvement, so back at it I go.

10 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats at your amazing run of acceptances!

I loved Olive Lemon too. I just read it this afternoon. She has such a surreal, dreamlike quality to her writing that I could just keep reading and reading and reading.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I don't hink your on fire, I think your spontaneously combusting. I sit here in awe.

And thank you for yet a further Olive Lemon pimp. She's getting a big head, I'll have to do something about that.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats on all the acceptances rolling in. Great news!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Thanks, Danielle!

BT said...

I'll just go and sit quietly beside Cate - maybe we can wipe each others chin when we begin to drool.

Brilliant.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Rock on, I say. We all know you're not a filthy liar : )

Alan W. Davidson said...

Dude, I hope the string of acceptances continues the rest of the month, knock on wood (*wraps knuckles soundly against head*)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I hope that truck you drive doesn't carry flammable liquid. I have never seen such a hot streak.

Aaron Polson said...

Enjoy the ride. It's a good, good ride.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Jeez Duotrope has been congratulating you all week so I thought I'd drop by and say Huzzah myself!