Thursday, July 21, 2011

Writing Journal: First Time 'Published'!

My short-short story "Expectations" has been posted at Fifty-Word Stories.  This is my first-ever accepted and published piece!  (Click on the story title for the link, or click HERE).

At Fifty-Word Stories, each work posted by the site host Tim Sevenhuysen or a guest author has to be exactly 50 words -- not 49, not 51. It's a fun challenge to try and get a cohesive 'story' into such a tight constraint.

"Expectations" is a little different than the genre (mystery, science-fiction, or suspense/horror) stories I typically write, and while it's only a short micro-fiction piece, it's still a thrill to have something I wrote be accepted and posted.

It may be just a short baby-step, but at least it's a first step in the effort to become a published writer...  ;^)

I hope you enjoy the piece -- as usual, any comments, suggestions, or other feedback is always welcome.  Thanks for reading!


Julia Munroe Martin said...

LOVE the story; congrats again! :)

(p.s. sorry if this posted more than once, I got a blogger error the first time I clicked on publish)

Chris Fries said...

Thanks, Julia! I really appreciate your support!!!

...and no worries on the duplicated post -- thanks to the miracle of modern technology, I was able to delete the duplicate. :^)

Milo James Fowler said...

So good! Left you a comment over there.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! Will check it out. :)

Chris Fries said...

@Milo: Thank you very much -- I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and thank you also for the comment. I greatly appreciate the support!

@Golden Eagle: Thank you for the kind words of congratulations!

Tim Sevenhuysen said...

I was really happy to put the story out there. It's great! Thanks again for sending it in.

Chris Fries said...

Thanks Tim! I really appreciate the acceptance and the positive feedback!

Mitchell Allen said...

Way to go, Chris! I liked that bit o' fiction!

I was just thinking about you, hope all is well.