Saturday, January 5, 2008

HEY, I'M GETTING PUBLISHED!!! (Size does not matter)

So I discovered this groovy little website called "6S", which means "six sentences". Subscribers are invited to write a story using only six sentences. I used a pen name...Arris Leighton...but the editor wrote me a very nice letter, via email, to tell me he really liked my material and it would be published on 1/26/08. I've been published on "one sentence.com", but this was harder. Following is the "story"...

LOSING IT


The weight-loss surgery was successful and soon, over a hundred pounds melted away. My jutting bones are the headstones where my rolls and dimples used to live. My fat friends see me as the mirror that reflects their perceived flaws and have banished themselves from what they consider my judging eyes. My fat vanished, as did my husband, closely followed by our marriage. All that was left was the real me. When people ask how much I've lost, I reply, "Everything."

5 comments:

frizzlefry said...

I love it. Congrats on excellent work!

Mommy Bee said...

Hi Aunt Debbie!

I clicked over from Emmy's blog and I've been lurking on here for weeks now *peeks slyly through virtual curtains*. Just wanted to say that WOW I really like your 6S story. Care to share your once-sentence one too? I bet it's just as good.

Sarah

Eliot Bowman said...

Excellent Work, Mom! I'm sure that this is the first of many publications. Yay for you.

The Slusser Family said...

Hey, that's great! Good job! Love you!

Diane said...

ok......I just read this again. And...this is one FAT friend who never left. I never saw judging eyes...only accepting, loving ones.