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Three Stories Accepted

I have submitted a lot of work in the past month from poetry to prose to novels.

Today, I had three short stories accepted for the Mused Literary Review of BelleOnline.

They are not now called short stories as they were all less than 1,000 words. The official designation is flash fiction. It’s a great form to write with its ‘scanty plot of ground’.

There is freedom in restriction as Wordsworth’s sonnet beautifully depicts:

Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent’s Narrow Room
Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room;
And hermits are contented with their cells;
And students with their pensive citadels;
Maids at the wheel, the weaver at his loom,
Sit blithe and happy; bees that soar for bloom,
High as the highest Peak of Furness-fells,
Will murmur by the hour in foxglove bells:
In truth the prison, into which we doom
Ourselves, no prison is: and hence for me,
In sundry moods, ’twas pastime to be bound
Within the Sonnet’s scanty plot of ground;
Pleased if some Souls (for such there needs must be)
Who have felt the weight of too much liberty,
Should find brief solace there, as I have found.
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