Asseptinss Dance!

The asseptinss dance–acceptance, to those who don’t speak my language–is much shorter than the bejection dance, because there aren’t so many emotions to work through. The asseptinss dance is short and sweet, but you do it every time you think about the acceptance you just got.

Oh, by the way–I SOLD A STORY!!! ::doin’ the asseptinss dance:: Ahem. Yes.

The story was bought by Dark Valentine, “a literary magazine bringing you dark fiction of the highest order.” Dude–I’m of the highest order, man. ::asseptinss dance::

It’s a story about the fulfillment of a prophecy, and I called it “The Prophecy”, but the editor thinks–and I agree with her–that it’s a pretty lame title. So I need to come up with another one. The story will be part of the magazine’s October “31 Days of Dark Fiction” fiction fiesta. ::asseptinss dance::

Anyway, here’s how the dance goes:

You read about the acceptance. You poing like Kiki from Sluggy Freelance.

You go tell somebody. First, holding the acceptance letter or email in your hand, flail your arms like Kermit. Make your announcement, then do the Snoopy happy dance.

Repeat as necessary.

I’ll let you know when I think of a good title for that story. You know–the one I just sold. ::assiptinss dance::

UPDATE, 7-19-12 – sold a BOOK!

WRITING PROMPT: What does your main character do in the face of triumph?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Asseptinss Dance!

  1. Joanna

    August 8, 2010 at 8:44am

    Way to go. How are you going to spend the money? Ha Ha I know, we’ll go out to eat next week! Keep up the writing, it’s better and better.

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  2. M. T. Logan

    August 8, 2010 at 12:48pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! It couldn’t happen to a more deserving writer.

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  3. Patricia Stoltey

    August 8, 2010 at 4:21pm

    Yay, Marian! That’s excellent. And I love your description of the poing and the dance. Very fun post.

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  4. T. Lee Harris

    August 8, 2010 at 4:31pm


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    Marian Allen

    August 8, 2010 at 6:27pm

    Thanks, everybody! I’ll let you know when the story is up. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my Stories tab. There are some freebies at the bottom of the page!


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  6. Kaye George

    August 11, 2010 at 11:44pm

    Which issue? I’m in the September one! I love that publication! My illustration is gorgeous! Maybe we’re together?

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      Marian Allen

      August 12, 2010 at 7:35am

      I’ll be in the online October fiction fest. I’ll look for your story in September. 🙂

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