Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Catching Flies

Poor Frog... He's back again after a journey out into the world that lasted forty-seven days. Maybe it's his odd socks or his dandruff. After an initial hold request at a fabulous, published-long ago, anthology, poor Frog has been yo yoing around the world visiting the best-possible places. Maybe he needs to spend some time at Tokenville. He's too young to retire.

I'm going to let him put his feet up for a day or two while I search Duotrope for a market that will welcome his morbid sense of humour.

19 comments:

katey said...

It's so much harder when they're the favorite children!

But Frog will find the home wherein he belongs. He's just being picky.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I told him, he should be happy that at least I want to read him. He raised a bushy eyebrow and sighed.

Barry Napier said...

I have a bastard child that will only ever see the light of day if my collection is published. He/She has garnered eight rejection letters...poor thing. It's not his/her fault he's/she's too long...

Catherine J Gardner said...

I suspect it's not Frog's fault either. (Don't let him know it's mine).

Aaron Polson said...

Frog has bushy eyebrows? I have to meet him.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Next time he's rejected, I'm going to pluck them. I think I need to start a 'Save Frog's Eyebrows Campaign'.

Natalie L. Sin said...

The poor darling! Maybe he needs to be involved in more hard-core nudity?

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm wondering if there's a part for him in 'Relentless Sodomy' when it goes on tour. ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Perhaps if the frog was somehow involved with Aaron's salamanders things would work out better for him (hmm...combined with Natalie's hard core nudity...)

Catherine J Gardner said...

He's willing to try anything. ;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

the character sounds interesting (like any of your characters are un-interesting). I think the next editor you send him to should snatch him up!

Horror Girl said...

have you thought about making the eyebrows larger instead of plucking them? a giant eyebrowed creature.... i would sign up for it :^)

Sophie Playle said...

Ah... I know the feeling. (Not about the eyebrows, about a favourite piece getting rejected over and over!)

Danielle Ferries said...

Fingers crossed for Frog. I do like a morbid sense of humour.

K.C. Shaw said...

Poor Frog! He just hasn't found the right home yet. Good luck with Duotrope!

Jeremy Kelly said...

Frog will be in all of our thoughts over the next few days. If he needs a couch to crash on or a bowl of stew in the meantime, let me know. Poor little guy.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Jamie, I think they should too. ;)

Stephanie, Frog just wagged his finger. He's not very happy with you.

Danielle, me too.

KC, Jeremy, I sent him off with his tail between his legs.

BT said...

Don't forget - if you need a second opinion, I'd never say know to putting the little guy up for night. Maybe that's just what he needs, a night out with the boys...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, BT. If (or rather when he comes back again), I should post him to our little group.