(Cross posted to Writing, etc)

Writing as a career can be discouraging. You’d better love to write, because if your goal is to become rich and famous…well, excuse me while I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes.

Most days are solitary and fraught with rejection. Whenever I recognize one of my sase’s in my mailbox, I generally assume it contains a rejection letter. More often than not, I’m right. Of course, there are occasion pleasant surprises. We writers make big deals about the acceptances, email our friends, do the Snoopy dance, etc, because we need to suck every bit of joy from those rare moments that we can. Tomorrow, we’ll be receiving more rejections.

So it is with great happiness and fanfare that I announcement the publication of my latest short story, “An Assassin in the Family” at Mysterical-e. Click here to read it.

I have to say, this is an exceptionally good issue because my friend and fellow Working Stiff, Joyce Tremel, also has a story in it. You click here to read hers.

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Comment by Annette Dashofy on April 8, 2009 at 11:59pm
Thanks, Joyce! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. It's always nice to know when you get something right.
Comment by J. F. Juzwik on April 1, 2009 at 2:24am
Looks like the family 'tradition' could be carried on. Congratulations, Annette. Your story is well written and has a good pace. You get to know each of the characters, which keeps you reading because you have to know what happens to them. I will admit, I saw a different ending coming, so I was quite surprised. I enjoyed it a lot. Great job. Joyce

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