A Positive Rejection by Madeleine Maddocks
Sent to a magazine
By way of competition.
My short story, a piece of fiction.
My fingers crossed, as my toes were too,
And my breath was bated
As I waited and waited.
When the email arrived
It made quite clear
They liked my story, which was fantastic to hear
Though it failed to fit their particular theme,
They seemed keen to see
more of my prose, to them from me.