It’s Raining Acorns

Posted on: September 20th, 2010 by Anthony Rapino 14 Comments

First, the good news. Thanks to the twitter competition called #10bythen, (in which the participants try to submit at least 10 stories in a given month) I have received an acceptance.

My story, “When Ayanna Kapoor Waits,” has been accepted to On Spec. I’m really excited to be a part of this very cool magazine, and I can’t wait for the story to come out (sometime in 2011).

Now then, it’s raining acorns. There are a lot of trees around my house, and just stepping outside I run a risk of being “noggined:” The experience of having an acorn fall directly on your head.

It’s happened twice already. I’m prepared to declare a state of emergency. Don’t judge me; those acorns really smart!

Wear a hat, you say? Oh. Yeah, that’s a good idea.

State of emergency over.

14 Responses

  1. mshatch says:

    ooh, I have acorns in my yard, too; my poor cats aren't even safe on the porch! I'm almost tempted to cut the trees down but…I would feel guilty so I won't. But I wish someone would invent some sort of vacuum to suck the little suckers up!

  2. E. Arroyo says:

    Congrats on the story! No Acorn problem here. I have no trees in front of my house. (frowns) just busses, cars, trucks oh and airplanes overhead. Nice. (bites back tears). LOL.

  3. Damien Walters Grintalis says:

    Congratulations on the short story acceptance! I don't have an acorn problem, but it sounds like you need to invite some squirrels over to your yard.

  4. Barry Napier says:

    Congrats! And I kind of like the falling acorns..a sure sign that fall is on its way!

  5. Cate Gardner says:

    Nice market. Congratulations.

  6. katey says:

    Congratulations–On Spec is awesome! As for the acorns, man, it's the squirrels. They're mad bombers, I swear.

  7. K.Hinny says:

    Congrats, Onipar!!!

    If you don't have a hat, you can always just line your umbrella's with some hard-core steel… it will help you build your muscles and protect your writin noggin !!

    Hope you're doing well!!
    Happy writing 😀


  8. onipar... says:

    Thanks everybody! This is by far one of the best markets I've broken into. *happy-dance*

    mshatch, they have invented something to suck them up. He's named Leo, and he's my Pomeranian. 😛

    E., yeah, I'll take the acorns over buses and cars.

    D.W., usually we have a ton of squirrels around. Not sure where they are this year… I bet there's a story in that.

    Barry, agreed! I love autumn, even if I'm getting noggined every day.

    Thanks so much, Cate!

    Thanks, Katey, agreed. Crazy little buggers.

    Kara, I may just do that. I could use some muscle mass. 🙂

  9. Aaron Polson says:

    Awesome snag (re OnSpec). A hearty congrats to you.

    Squirrels. Meh.

  10. onipar... says:

    Thanks, Aaron.

  11. Benjamin Solah says:

    Congrats….and I'll just take that market and add it to places to submit to while I'm at it 😉

  12. Akasha Savage. says:

    Congrats on the short story acceptance. I have no acorns falling on my head…I think I'm glad…but it sounds kind of fun in a weird sort of way! 😉

  13. Bhaswati says:

    Congratulations! Why does the title of your accepted short story intrigue me so much? Can't wait to read it.

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