Excellent news today – I’ve had my first short story in ages published over at the Library of Rejected Beauty.
The Library does what it says in that wonderful title – collects stories and other assorted creative content that have been rejected elsewhere, often multiple times, but which the creator still considers to have some worth or beauty.
In my case that was ‘Fearful Symmetry’, a short story I wrote for a contest years ago, and have had no luck placing anywhere, perhaps because it’s told in second person point of view which can be unpopular. Basically, it tells the story of a dark and dangerous forest during a thunderstorm, but with a unique twist at the end. And the quote about tigers is something my own Mum used to say to me when I was a small child, which gives it a personal touch as well.
I’ve always loved the hot, steamy and vaguely threatening atmosphere I managed to conjure up in the story, and I’m delighted to say that the Library of Rejected Beauty liked it too. You can read it over at their website, free, today by following this link. I hope you enjoy it. At the very least, you may never feel the same way about curtains again!