The editor of the magazine gave me the heads' up that he was looking specifically for stories of around 700 to 800 words, somehow recognising that I have a penchant for stories of around this length - possibly because I'm too lazy to write longer stuff with intricate character development!
Taking this advice aboard, I've been increasing my stock of 700-800-word stories and submitting them as they roll off the assembly line. This all paid off when the editor asked for first publication rights for two supernatural tales. The first, Foresight, involves a main character who can foresee major disasters, as long as he's in the vicinity of where they are about to occur. The second, Spidermen, set in Brazil and the Amazon, has an environmental theme.
So apart from giving me the opportunity to boast, there is actually a good lesson here - always listen carefully to your editor!
Bye for now, and once again I find myself promising to update you on The Weaver's Second Tale next week.
Below are links to my two Global Short Story Competition winners, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi, and my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment: