In early summer I received an e-mail from Matt Potter, editor of Pure Slush, requesting that I submit a story for their Travel series. It was a very nice e-mail. Apparently a post I had written made its way around Facebook and Matt thought I'd make a great addition to Pure Slush.
I was quite certain his request for me to write and submit a story was a mistake- that perhaps he had read a guest post written by one of the many wonderful authors that have been kind enough to stop by My Friends Call Me Kate, but... it wasn't a mistake. Matt wanted a story from me. Me.
So I set out to write a story. And it wasn't easy for me.
I started and deleted and started and deleted and started over again and stopped. I'd never written a story before, I've only written blog posts. So I sat down to write a blog post and things went much more smoothly for me.
Many of you know that I have a tendency to dream about the books I read so it shouldn't be a surprise to any of you that my story for Pure Slush involves a dream... and books.
This dream happened after reading Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride and after I had purchased a series of books and read numerous tweets by an author that I follow on Twitter.
It's totally me. And it's my very first story submitted and accepted for publication for an online zine. Thanks, Matt for sending me an email encouraging me to write a story and for your kindness during the editing process. You've been too kind to me. And to Fiona and Joelle... your support has really meant a lot to me. Without sounding too mushy... I love you.
Excuse Me. Have You Seen My Shirt? written by... me, can be found on Pure Slush.