I really think this has got to be the fastest response to a submission ever. A while back I had an idea for a haiga, having seen a few that I liked on Ink, Sweat and Tears (especially this one by Rachel Green), but given the state of my old PC, I really wasn’t in a position to do anything about implementing it. Anyway, the other night I downloaded a copy of GIMP onto my new machine and had a play with it. I sent the result off to IS&T this afternoon, and received an acceptance three minutes later.
Yes, I really did say three minutes later.
I am impressed.
(Incidentally, when I posted it for comment on my writers’ circle forum, one wag responded by asking if haiga was the Japanese for Athena. The trouble is, I could sort of see what he meant. Anyway, here was my response:
tennis girl, one set,
five games down, puts her hand on it:
whoops, forgot knickers
In case this means nothing outside the UK, here is a marginally NSFW Wikipedia page that will explain everything.)
I’m honoured to have inspired you, sir!
Ah, but it was a particularly inspiring haiga 🙂