The short story that I entered into this year's Wells Literary Festival short story competition, didn't get into the shortlist.
I know it isn't that my story was utter rubbish, nor was it the victim of poor spelling and grammar, or even that I'm a rotten writer.
It's just didn't make the grade against other entries, those that were eventually chosen for the shortlist.
But that's life.
I now need to decide this story's future.
I still believe it has potential. And it doesn't deserve to just be put away in the box file and forgotten about.
So it will be going off to another place for consideration.
Fingers crossed it will be third time lucky... :-)
But if it's another no, then it may just end up in that file box for a while...