Friday, July 23, 2010

I told you I write short

So, The Rejectionist is having this uncontest, which I heard about through a very funny post by Simon C. Larter and I felt inspired.

The idea is that you post an essay (an essay?) on your blog and then put a link in today's comments over at The Rejectionist. You have the chance to win a prize that I suspect is as crappy as any of Whirl's crap, crap, crap prizes so that's not really the point. It just looked like fun.

The only snag is, the subject is "What Form Rejection Means to Me." So far I haven't submitted any stories anywhere, except for the one competition where I wasn't even shortlisted, so my experience of form rejections is nil. It's going to be a short essay. Here goes.

What Form Rejection Means to Me

It will mean that I've submitted a story.

THE END

That has to be the shortest essay ever.

28 COMMENTS:

Charmaine Clancy said...

Brevity is the writer's greatest tool. :-)

Clair Humphries said...

Ha, ha! Love it.

Hope you win the prize :)

Old Kitty said...

I'm sorry but this essay SHOULD WIN - if there is any justice in this world of uncompetitions this MUST WIN!

:-)
Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

Charmaine, I think I could do with a few more tools in my box though!

Clair and Kitty, the uncompetition is by random selection (and I'm not sure I want the prize!) but thank you both for your kind words.

Sarah W said...

You took everything I said in my entry and put it into one sentence.

Yep---you win!

And thanks for the heads-up about the bad link!

Hart Johnson said...

Very nice! I love it!

(and I'm your 100th follower, so I win, too!)

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Sarah, and you're welcome!

Hart, congratulations and thank you for being my 100th follower!

J. A. Platt said...

Ha! That is exactly what form rejection means. I just didn't realize it until about 15 rejections in.

fairyhedgehog said...

JAP, you're well ahead of me then! By the way, what does a medical animator do?

Ellen said...

lulz. Pretty much :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Hi Ellen! Glad you agree.

Lucy Woodhull said...

Dude, that's deep.

fairyhedgehog said...

Lucy, either very deep or very shallow. Or something!

Cameron said...

Nice. It will also mean that you have started on your journey to wallpaper your room (or at least fill your inbox) with form rejections. Since that's what they do. HAHA.

fairyhedgehog said...

Cameron, yay wallpaper! It'll be much cheaper than repainting. I really must get some writing done and out there.

DJ Kirkby said...

Excellent! Made me laugh.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, DJK!

Sarah Enni said...

Short, and totally appropriate. And having submitted a story will be a GOOD thing!

Sarah Laurenson said...

See. You totally understand the Koala's challenge this year.

Nicely done.

And yes - wallpaper, except when you get them electronically.

The Rejectionist said...

It is NOT a crappy prize THE REJECTIONIST HAS VERY GOOD TASTE IN MUSIC.

Phoenix said...

To your getting form rejected soon! Cheers!

fairyhedgehog said...

Sarah E, thank you!

Sarah L, desktop wallpaper just isn't the same, is it?

TR, humble, humble apologies! I grovel at your taste in music.

Phoenix, cheers!

And I now have my first rejection, from Spilling Ink Review. So, off to submit somewhere else!

Whirlochre said...

Sadly, I missed this one.

Haven't written an essay for ages.

Truth be told, I probably haven't ever written an essay...

fairyhedgehog said...

Whirl, I'm not even sure what qualifies as an essay!

Amie McCracken said...

Ha ha ha! You just made my morning.

fairyhedgehog said...

Glad you liked it, Amie!

Lisa said...

Hi. Liked how you revamped the page. Is that tag line new?

fairyhedgehog said...

Hi Lisa, thank you! I'm not sure when this tag line came along - I seem to have had it for a while. It's good to see you again!

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