Some of my much-shorter work has been feeling neglected lately as I've focused more on my short stories, so I'm going to highlight a few microfiction pieces and haiku that have recently seen the light of day. You're welcome to critique them as you feel led. In my creative writing classes, I encourage the jr. high students to share what worked, what didn't work, and what could be improved. It often leads to great discussions and awkward silences.

First up is a "going green" haiku published yesterday by Trapeze. Next are a couple pieces of microfiction. One entitled "You May Not Like What You See" was published last week by Cuento, and Seedpod published my tongue-in-cheek "Total Recall" with Hermann, a recurring character some of you may remember. Lastly, Seven by Twenty published one of my haiku in August; it remains one of my all-time favorites.

In Write1Sub1 news, we just wrapped up Week #37 of our year-long challenge to follow in Ray Bradbury's footsteps, writing and submitting a new story every week (or month). I'm still on track with 37 short stories (+microfiction/haiku) written/subbed in 37 weeks. So far, 8 of my W1S1 short stories have been accepted, and 5 have been held for consideration. That leaves 24 in addition to 11 pre-W1S1 tales that are still making the rounds.

One thing's for sure, this is a year of writing I'll never forget.
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