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Chicken Man

Posted by sasha sanders on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Short Stories 


I have decided to stop counting my rejection letters. Partly because after 20 it's too depressing, and partly because it's now easier to keep track of the number of publishers I haven't (yet) been rejected by, which are now in the single figures.

To make myself feel better, and to remind myself that I can indeed write, I hereby present for your perusal a previously published short story. It ran in a now-defunct magazine called "Itch", a rather long time ago.

When I was a boy, I used to go into ...
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Glory Days

Posted by sasha sanders on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Short Stories 
About ten or eleven years ago, I wrote a story and entered it into SL magazine's short story competition. To my surprise, it came third. The judge was none other than Mr. JM Coetzee. A tough critic, conservative with his praise and a man of few but well-chosen words, his only comment about this story was that it was "told with some poignancy".

Anyway, an old pal, a great support and the author of far more famous blog than mine suggested I put the story in my own blog. Actually, it's hidden in ...
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