In a weird almost trance-like state, what writers or athletes alike call The Flow, I knocked out a sci-fi short a few days ago and submitted it. It was as though the narrative was dictated to me by angels, and I received some praise from otherwise critical first readers for it. The odds of a good story being chosen from the over flowing queues of this org is probably, literally one in a hundred. Plus this is raw, hard SF from an unknown author, with plenty of controversial political themes sure to turn off the average conservative reader embedded in it — none of that wussy fantasy soft sci-fi with unicorns or other magic baby! Which is, sad to say, not always real marketable.
If it does sell, I will have made about $300 USD for a few hours of fun, easy work. In the strong likelihood they pass, and I can’t get traction anywhere else, maybe I’ll have an artist friend cook up some images and publish it here. It’s not terrible and it’s short, about 3000 words.