I just got a check from CRAFT for $200 for my two micros. All the more exciting because I'd forgotten I was going to get it, and forgotten how much it was going to be. I was also paid by F(R)ICTION recently for "The Lunatics' Ball," can't remember how much (Steve thinks $40 or $60). Always a surprise.
Really gratified by the online response to "The Lost Umbrella," from so many people, including strangers, including writers and places (e.g., DIAGRAM) I wouldn't have expected. I really like the story too.
Here's Magritte and my blue sky umbrella, which I used last night. It's still raining buckets.
CONFRONTATION solicited work from me (they're a really good magazine where I published one of my best short stories a long while ago). I don't have much to send right now, so I sent one of my Lunatics profiles, which I'm afraid is much too academic for them. 2019 has been painful, trying and failing to find the right voice for the nonfiction in my project-in-progress. I keep writing, hoping the right voice, the right blend of nonfiction and memoir will magically appear and I can rewrite the profiles I've done so far.