Tonight, Husband is watching a Jason Statham movie. He actually watched it last night already, but tonight, my visiting father in law wanted to see what happens in the end.
I was at a coffee morning today. With my mummy friends and
(a lot of) children.
Amid the usual talk about second and third children plans, cinema news and birthday parties, I mentioned that I wrote a little short story, which was going to come out in an online magazine back home. In three parts. With my sketches, which I actually got paid for!
And nobody asked me any questions. There were a couple of polite smiles from two people and no reaction at all from one.
Nobody asked me what the story was about, if it was any good, or in fact, anything at all. I am not saying it is a huge deal. But still... Out of politeness, would you not fake a little interest? Like, "Oh, that's great!" Or, at least, just the "Oh...?" would do.
I am not saying they all have to read it, or love it. People have their own lives and interests. And some of my friends dont even know what a blog is, let alone online magazines. And yet...I felt a little frustrated.
Oh, never mind.
I just wanted to say. The women's forum is going to publish this story of mine in three parts.
Let me explain. Not that I am making excuses in case you decide it is crap...
I just wanted to give you some background info.
I have not- except for in my (much!) younger days (back home, and in a different language)- written short stories before. And then I came across a short story competition in a UK magazine. So I thought I would try.
There was a theme- Uncertainty.
And a word limit. So the story is somewhat structured around those parameters.
Needless to say, it did not win. I did not really expect it to. However, it was done, and just sitting there. And it is based on a real story. So I thought I would offer it to Women's Forum. I thought they would like the topic. And they said: "Yes, please!"
They also said: "We like it"
And if someone likes it, and wants to pay me for it, why would I complain?
Yes, it is a bit embarrassing. And scary. So, as I say- be kind!
It is the first try. Here.