An e-mail arrives from The Fankle.
Thanks for submitting your story to the Fankle. We had a lot of
submissions this time around and in the end we weren’t able to use
yours. However, the next issue will be a flash fiction special so
we’re looking for very short stories (on any theme) of up to 250
words, but the shorter the better. If this has whetted your appetite
for stories, then perhaps you might want to give it a go
Thanks again for your submission.’
So whilst I’m not in this edition of the magazine at least it seemed to be an invitation to try again and that’s something I fully intend to do. 250 words isn’t a lot to play with but then again Orson Welles was happy with six words in the past.
‘For sale. Child’s shoes. Never worn’.