Statsurday

Almost the end of the 2nd quarter, and I’ve been a little lax about submitting my work(s), but considerably more successful about acceptances…

My preferred submission tracker is Duotrope. Not all publishers use Duotrope (some prefer direct or Submittable), so these numbers might be a bit off, but Duotrope advises me thusly:

Year To Date
From 01 Jan 2022 00:00 to 25 Jun 2022 16:24 UTC
16 submissions sent.

Acceptance percentage:
47.4%
Rejection percentage:
47.4%
Non-response percentage (withdrawals/lost/no response):
5.3%
Acceptance-to-rejection ratio (excludes non-responses):
50.0%

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Previous YTD
From 01 Jan 2021 00:00 to 25 Jun 2021 16:24 UTC

30 submissions sent.

Acceptance percentage:
24.3%
Rejection percentage:
67.6%
Non-response percentage (withdrawals/lost/no response):
8.1%
Acceptance-to-rejection ratio (excludes non-responses):
26.5%
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Insight

Insight

They’d been together a while;
a long while.

When she said “Oh, WOW”
he knew exactly what she meant
and it wasn’t good.

He didn’t say a thing.
He didn’t need to.
Neither did she.

She’d said it all.

No mindreading required.
He’d have to change his ways
or get her to see things differently.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Insight ~
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FOWC

Another Sevenling

Sevenling (nice try nice) *

Nice try, nice try, failure.
Rewrite, edit, rewrite.
Surrender. Delete. Delete.

Meditation, coffee, Kahlua.
Resignation, coffee, tequila.
Lamentation. Tequila. Tequila.

Tomorrow’s endeavors await.

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* Not familiar with the Sevenling form? You can read all about it HERE.
Fair Warning: Addictive

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Endeavor ~

FOWC

Now Fixes Then

What I’ve learned is this: nothing seen can be unseen. Some things can be almost forgotten (if they must and if you try hard enough) but—sooner or later—something will remind you. So what I try to do is this: connect the ugly to the beautiful. When I think about some lover, lost long ago, I remind myself how lucky I am that she set me free to find the truer love I love today. When I think I might be dying, I think about getting together again with all my dead friends and lovers.

sooner or later
most things can be overlooked
—remember the best—

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Go Dog Go Café
Haibun Wednesday
~ Lessons Learned ~
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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Eschew ~
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FOWCHaibun

I’mNoGuru,But…

endless endless bo bendless
banana fana fo fendless
fee fi mo mendless
endless

Some things last
Most things don’t
Even if they do
It certainly ain’t you

So

Sing dat song
Don’t take long
Shout and scream
Live dat dream

Lemme tellya
Lemme say
Nothin’s endless
Live da day

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Go Dog Go Café
Tuesday Writing Prompt
~ Start With Endless ~
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GO DOG TUESDAY

Invalidification

Invalidification

All it takes is a
pinched sciatic nerve;
—more than a pinch of pain—
to ruin your disposition;
to make you look around
for something to lean on
or someone to help you
pick up your socks or
bring you some pills;
to remind you
that a page has turned
whether you like it or not.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Disposition ~
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Tuesday Twiglet #284
~ turning page ~
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FOWC  twiglet

Glide Path

Getting senryu-ish for today’s FOWC…

Before I met you
all landings were crash landings
but those days are gone.

I’ve left all of that behind.
You’ve had your impact.
You’re my favored landing zone.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Impact ~
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FOWC

Pessimoptimism

Pessimoptimism

I guess I should be thankful:
all things are possible.

But then again,
all things are possible.

Everything is
just around the corner.
Everything.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Possible ~
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FOWC

Generosity Personified

Generosity Personified

She comes up behind him
as she always does
almost every morning,
kisses the top of his head (as usual),
glances at his screen,
sees only the ‘ugh’
he’s got so far,
assumes it to be
the title to his next
Magnum Opus,
tells him to have a good day,
and vanishes.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge
~ Generous ~
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FOWC