ranted commented previously about one line dismissals of stories, and how hard it can be to work out what they mean.
I am such a hypocrite. I get another one line critique with a rejection and I am very happy about it.
I like the mood this piece evokes, but overall I felt it just didn’t do quite enough with itself … I wanted another layer of story here.
Though we aren’t taking this one, I shall look forward to your next.
I understand this critique. I was trying to do a particular thing with this story, mostly to do with mood though I thought with sufficient narrative, but this magazine wanted more, and that is fair enough.
Oh, you hypocrite! Oh you needy swine! Oh yes, this one you understood. Your sanguinity, your contentedness has nothing to do with the last seven words, does it? Shame on you.
(Give me a hint of praise, and I’m ok with everything. Please don’t tell me that’s a character flaw … )