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Another Rejection

Motivation Killer

By Matthew FrommPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
Another Rejection
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The letter fell to the floor. Even if the letters weren’t precisely in big red font, “Rejected” was easy enough to understand.


Their very response rendered my premise unimpeachable.

I lost count of the rejections, all bearing essentially identical messages.

These publishers couldn’t appreciate how I meticulously executed, documented, and validated all seven methods in the book.

The flames devoured the letter as I slid on my boots, the rest of my tools already prepared.

Their reviews said it was “unrealistic”, “impossible”, “penny dreadful caliber fiction”, blah, blah, blah.

I guess Getting Away with Murder needed additional hands-on testing.

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About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨8 months ago

    Lol. I didn’t see that coming!! Nicely done ☺️

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