After a flurry of rejections and competition failures over the last few days, it was something of a relief to get an acceptance today for my flash “The Truth About Uncle Joe” from The OddVille Press. This was actually one of the pieces that I pulled from the Fish One Page Story competition when it was transferred there after the Criminally-Short Short History competition folded. I have to say that this is one of the daftest pieces I’ve ever written, and I thought I might have trouble finding a market for it. Fortunately, Oddville seem to share my sense of humour, so good for them.

And that brings this year’s hit count up to 29, with 38 submissions currently outstanding. It’s also the sixth piece of mine that has been published this year or is scheduled for publication that has originated in the Café Doom Weekly Flash Challenge.