As you probably know, in September I started going to a Creative Writing course at City Lit, which I enjoyed so much that I have signed up for a second term that started last week.
The tutor from last term happened to mention a flash fiction website called Paragraph Planet. It is unpaid, features one story each day and will take submissions about anything – the only guidelines are that it has to be exactly 75 words long.
I decided to take the plunge last week and make a submission – during my first term I realised that flash fiction is kind of my ‘thing’. Perhaps usually more than 75 words though! However, I was very pleasantly surprised when my first submission was accepted, and it is actually today’s story!
I have already written a couple more that I may submit – I have found that my judgement of 75 words is uncanny. Twice I have written exactly 75 words in my first draft!
I may never be published again, but today I can feel proud of myself 😉