Am back on the submissions horse after a looong hiatus/ slash/ period of little-to-zero actual writing.
While I get some material down on the page, figure it’s good to keep submitting flash and fragments too, part practice and part motivator.
Carol tucks her ponytail into the back of her dungarees, fingers stained with varnish, nails short. She smokes while working but keeps her goggles on, saving her eyes from wrinkles while scoring lines into her forehead. People think she makes such fine guitars because their shape is womanly, some affinity with the form. Bullshit. Guitars are like the men she’s known: hollow, set in their fretting, stretched by the tension between saddle and head.
Last week, ParagraphPlanet was good enough to post the short short story above, an existing (blogged but unpublished) flash of mine that I reworked and edited down from 96 words to PP’s regulation 75. So there’s that.
Other submission targets are lined up, but the question as always is whether I’ll get any of the current pieces ovefinished to submittable standard.
One line at a time, that’s all you can do.