Heard over the weekend that ten Boot Camp stories have been nominated for inclusion in a University Funded Anthology. In the old days we would have considered mere nomination a "hit" but these days we simply acknowledge these minor hits as "notes". Still it's nice to be nominated!
A flurry of acceptances for Michael J Hulme, Tom C, myself at Eclectica and another for TomC at WingSpan Quarterly, six in all taking us to 160 Hits for the year, 14 First Prizes, 9 Second Prizes, 5 Thirds, 25 Finalists and $5,950 in prizes total.
Monday is Crit Day for Primaries (stories, not flashes) but we have a set of prompts nevertheless. Just reading and re-reading odd lists can make a germ set root. Try it!
PROMPTS on Monday at 0707
One Kit-Kat, an Apple, one Tangerine, a Packet of Crisps
The Best Girlfriend You Never Had
In the long, slow, unfurling of our lives
Sitting on the Toilet
Nobody Shot Before Noon
Then it is Dark
His Shoes Filled With Snow
The Bedroom Window Was Accessible From the Street
The Way Out of the Jungle
A Perfect Day in the City Always Starts Like This
The Man Who Bricked Himself In
Write a Story "THe Half-Skinned Steer" only do better than Annie P
Prompts from Lexie: Sunday/Monday 0015
Pelicans, Cranes and Blue-Footed Boobies
More than Kin and Less than Kind
The Place of Skunks
Having Your Colours Done: The Emotional Spectrum
A Plectrum and a Pint
The Water Carrier
A Very Public Convenience