Anyhow, that was last week! Since then I've added an epilogue to the story, so it's now 2,300 words in length and more importantly, a complete Canterbury Tale - The Merchant's Second Tale, in fact. I've also submitted it to another competition in its full form, and have another competition on the books, if that doesn't pan out, for the shorter version.
Even if the Tale fails in these competitions, I must remind myself that it's another part of my 'Lost' Canterbury Tales project completed.
The last time I felt like this was just after The Monk's Second Tale, aka Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers - a Canterbury Tale by Paul A. Freeman was published by Coscom Entertainment. The first review of the novella was luke warm. However, I'm glad I shared it with all my writing friends since the reviews that followed were all very positive - see some of them below:
Anyhow, to compensate for the disappointment of last week, I've been working on a couple of short stories which have both been submitted to a magazine, and next week I'll get back in the saddle and begin work on a new 'Lost' Canterbury Tale (or finish off one of the two that are half-finished).
Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner and my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition: