“Say again?” Phil’s composure cracked; surely the editor was joking.
“This manuscript is the product of infertile imagination.”
Phil darkened. He’d worked. Slaved.
“Look,” the editor seemed cagey. Nervous. “It’s overtaxed with adverbs, cliches, common tropes-”
Phil grinned, enjoying the sound of a cracked skull.
He’d try elsewhere.
This flash fiction in 50 words was was crafted for the M3 blog’s Flash in the Pan (Cracked).
Phil’s not good with criticism, huh. Fun little flash into the mind of a disturbed writer.
You got that right! Thanks, and if you’re interested in flashing and possibly getting paid you could check out Flash in the Pan.
Sounds like it could be a very interesting idea. I might do that. Thanks
Hey, no problemo. 🙂
Just posted a response. I think I did it right. Emailed M3 with my response. We’ll see what happens.
Yours is a WordPress-powered blog, right? Make sure you do a pingback too and you should hear back.