Dateline Pittsburgh: 9 June 2017
Yes, my bout with lethargy is over. It happens the first week of every month when I have plenty of fun money in my pocket (it’s my own personal demon), but now the Old Soldier is back in the saddle and he is his old industrious self again. For instance I plan to run a test to determine if I can raise my submission’s guidelines on word length from 500-750 words to 500-900 words. It makes a difference. When I still had my old desktop and it was running Windows 7 any erotic flash fiction over 750 words submitted by a contributor (it didn’t affect my posts) might come out with the words jumbled together even for two talented writers of erotic flash fiction like Heather Kinanne and Jean Michelle who will each have two erotic flash fiction stories in next month’s fiction special (if all goes according to plan).
But now I have a laptop that runs Windows 10.
Hail to Pitt!
Instead of having open submissions I’ve found it far more efficient to request submissions from writers I come across myself. I know open submissions is the life blood of new writers, but it is so time-consuming for an editor, especially if you are a one person operation like The Gazette, that it makes no sense to have open submissions. I will continue to seek out talented writers of erotic flash fiction wherever I find them. That is part of the mission of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
This is Guy Hogan reporting from Pittsburgh on what is so far a sunny day with a high around 75. Photos of Stacey Poole were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.
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Dateline Pittsburgh: 10 June 2017
It’s around 10:00 A.M. and I’ve just finished filling out an application for a program that I’m eligible for because of my income and age that will reduce my phone bill. My phone bill use to be around $115.00 every month until I got rid of long distance calling which I never used anyway for fear I would not be able to pay my phone bill and I got rid of my Internet connection when my desktop died and I got a laptop and found out I could get free Wi-Fi in the lobby of my apartment building. Now my monthly phone bill is around $45.00 every month. A big difference. And now this other program will reduce my phone bill even more.
When you retire you must seek out all the programs you’re eligible for. You must be pro-active. Senior Centers is a great place to start or ask a public librarian. I plan to fund next month’s fiction special ($100.00 for my two contributors—-Heather Kinanne and Jean Michelle—- for four erotic flash fiction stories) from a rent rebate program I’ve gotten the last several years. And I’ll have $400.00 left over for myself.
You know you can’t beat that with a stick!
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