Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Ghost Story





Persistence pays -- well, it doesn't pay in money, not if you're a writer like I am.  But it pays with publications eventually.  I've been persistent the whole year and most of last year too. I've had three short stories and one flash fictionand half a dozen poems published in small literary journals, most of them online only, all this year.  It's not a new career for me, but at last it's become easy to submit to  most of the many little journals -- without the SASEs and copies and all that.  The internet has been my friend.

Yesterday I got a note saying my one and only ghost story is in print in a new journal called Sediments which has "hauntings" as the theme of it's first issue.  My one and only ghost story, written about five years ago, since then having garanered a number of rejections, has been published in this journal and can be read on line. It's called "Fog." Click the link that follows, then click "Fog" on the index page.

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What makes this most satisfying to me is that absolutely all of it is fiction.  I have driven in dense fog but not under these circumstances.      

3 comments:

Kass said...

Yikes, June. This all came from your imagination?! It seemed real. I didn't know you were a playwright. Is June Calendar a pseudonym?

barbara judge said...

June -- Your writing credentials are fantastic. Fog is quite a story. A good one for this time of year. There was lots of suspense! Congratulations on your articles that you have had published since you have retired. -- barbara

June Calender said...

Thanks,Kass and Barbara. My names sounds like a pseudonym (I"\'ve often thought it might belong to a burlesque queen) but it's my mother's own invention. More memorable than my married name so I use it. I'm glad you both enjoyed the story. Frankly, I enjoyed writing it and even more knowing it's in print.