So I have this story.
It's called "Salamander, or the Summoner's Tale." It's about a salamander--the mythical creature of elemental Fire, not the wriggly amphibian--and the young man who conjures her into the physical world.
It's about 5000 words long.
It's been well and thoroughly critiqued. And apparently fairly well liked by them as what's read it.
So I'm daring myself to make my final round of edits and submit it to Realms of Fantasy. My goal is to get it in the mail by Friday of next week.
Hold me; I'm scared.