Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Me Literate

So remember I told you that I submitted a short story for publication? Yeah, well, for some reason they thought it was good enough to buy. I guess I'm a real fiction writer now.

I got my check in the mail today. It's a small amount, but that's not the point; the fact that someone thought the ideas in my head that I scribbled into a computer were good enough to buy and share is a nice ego boost. I can't decide if I want to cash the check or frame it and hang it on the wall. Then, when I hit the big time, I can be all like "thanks for coming to visit and solicit writing advice, Stephen King. Would you like to see the first check I ever got? Follow me, it's in the museum wing."

The story will be available online when it is released, and I will be sure to link to it. It's very short, so you'll barely have to spend any time to pretend that you care. Also, I emphasize that the story has almost nothing at all to do with polar bears.

P.S. Oh look, Raymi posted another of my works of creative genius.

21 comments:

Dead Robot said...

Congratulations! You need a pipe now. All writers smoke pipes

Steven said...

Make a colour photocopy, frame it, and cash the cheque.

Von said...

Congratulations! First you're published in a science journal and now you're published in creative writing!

Wow, I can say I know another writer now.

Jen said...

Wow! That's great news! Congratulations... and I like Steven's idea about the cheque... that guy is a THINKER.

sunmyst said...

congratulations! that 's awesome :)

raymi lauren said...

with the 120 bones i made from my first article i pierced my tongue

raymi lauren said...

haha look gayest hair teenager zitface ugh, it cost me 80 bucks, i was told that's a rip-off after the fact.

Phronk said...

Thanks everyone. I've decided to photocopy the check, keep the original, cash the copy, then smoke a pipe while I get my dong pierced.

Phronk said...

And that is some awesome hair, Raymi.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you're like... The shit!!!!
Congrats!
Dan

Anonymous said...

And a dong piercing is a GREAT way to celebrate your first published fiction. Or that it's a Tuesday......
Dan

Jennifer said...

Congrats!

Though I read at first you were going to get your DOG pierced, and I thought, poor Willow.

Mark said...

If you get your dong pierced, you have to post photos. I don't really want to see your wang but that's the way these things work.

Captain Bee said...

Good stuff! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I like that his post about his successful literary efforts has lead to comments about his weiner. Not literary, just weird now:)
Dan

Phronk said...

If you saw my dong, you would understand why it inspires conversation wherever it goes.

Jennifer said...

God, are you STILL spouting about having a 5 foot schlong?

Phronk said...

Ahem, excuse me, but I believe it is SIX feet.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure my head just exploded
Dan

Jennifer said...

Well, you never let me see it, so I can't be sure.

Jack said...

Congrat's, that's awesome!