Some weeks, the acceptances outweigh the rejections. It doesn't happen often but when it does, the wise writer savors the moment. So I'm pausing to savor this week.
Two submissions went out in the last two months and both came back with acceptances this week. One short story to be in an anthology TBA but the other will be appearing soon at MAD SCIENTIST JOURNAL webzine.
Also, showing beautiful things come to those who wait, my author copy of Foreshadows: The Ghosts Of Zero arrived this week from Very Us Artists. This has been a years-in-the-making collaboration of musicians (there's a CD soundtrack), artists (each story is illustrated), and writers.
Back three years ago, when I was invited to contribute to the Foreshadows collection about a cyberpunk dystopia, I sent them a story about the last public library shutting down. It seemed pretty farfetched at the time. Unfortunately recent events in California and others make it seem way too close to now.
But let us not let bad news cloud the day. Let us instead consider that books, fabulous beautiful books, are continuing to be made and made available for your enjoyment.