Yesterday was one of those whirlwind crazy kind of days. Ramadan is fast drawing to a close and I haven’t written much in the last four weeks because… school is out and my four year old has been keeping this mummy very busy.. And the scorching desert heat has kept me somewhat lethargic.
I was paging through the August issue of a monthly magazine about expat living when I came across a letter to the editor. The letter in question startled me out of my stupor. It mentioned the title of an article from the previous month’s issue that this particular reader mentioned they enjoyed reading so much.
The title was so familiar to me, yes so familiar that it was in fact the very title of an article that I had written and sent to the same magazine months ago. I hadn’t heard back from them, and so naturally assumed that my article had been assigned to the trash pile.
I then went on to frantically search for the July issue of the magazine (we get a copy of this mag every month) and there it was hiding under the coffee table in the living room. Unread and unacknowledged. I usually read the magazine front to back but with all the craziness of my recent life I collected this issue without so much as opening the first page.
Well Reader there it was, my article I mean, in the July issue with my name emblazoned boldly under the title and I didn’t even know until yesterday.
Thank you to the community at WordPress and all my followers for inspiring me to write again and pushing me to submit my work. It’s not the Man Booker Award I know, but just to have my work selected and published in a widely- read magazine, well it’s a start isn’t it!
It just would’ve been nice for the magazine to send me an email to inform me that my article was chosen, because then I could have collected thousands of copies and had them framed…
So anyway Reader, there is my crazy Tuesday story!