Rejection, Rejection, Rejection is my way of: a) sharing things with you that I fully intended to through publications but that were rejected, and b) show you that being rejected is part of being a writer. I really hope you like this series, because I was ridiculously over-excited about it when the idea came to me. I hope you like these pieces that nearly missed out on being seen by your eyes.
#1 – flash fiction
This piece is one that I submitted for a flash fiction blog that publishes stories that are exactly one hundred words (including the title). The topic was ‘underground’. This is exactly as I submitted it, but with only three added words.
He dreamed of the things he’d never seen. Most of them came from the books he’d found hidden in the box under the floor.
He dreamed of the sun, and what it would feel like if he stepped out into it for the first time, letting the warmth seep into the layers of his skin right through to his soul.
He dreamed of the princes that woke sleeping girls and saved trapped girls and married mermaid girls, and how a prince would save a boy in darkness.
He dreamed of life, of something more, of love.
But they were all just dreams.
So there you have it! My little flash fiction submission that would never have seen the light of day if I hadn’t started Rejection, Rejection, Rejection. I really hope you like my little story, and the blog series!