I just finally got word that DailyScienceFiction has decided to publish my flash “Spoons”. This marks the first story for which I am being paid an official professional rate!
Strangely enough, Crumbling Butterflies and Spoons – my two best payrate stories – were both written in the most non-writing-conducive circumstances ever. Crumbling Butterflies was the first flash I ever tried, written in 15 minutes in a Starbucks in the middle of Alabama on a whim. Spoons, on the other hand, was written while I was at work…and supposed to be doing work. I’m not sure what that says about my writing. Maybe I need to keep a day job so that I can break the rules and write during it.
By the way, if my boss asks, I wrote “Spoons” at home in a comfy arm chair with fuzzy slippers on.