It’s Raining Acorns

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 thoughts on “It’s Raining Acorns”

  1. 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. 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

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

  5. 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 😀


  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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! 😉

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

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