Left the house early with fishing gear in tow. Drove down to an oxbow on the Arkansas I’d wanted to fish for a couple of years, after seeing it on the way to Westcliff. No luck there, so doubled back to Cañon City, then headed west toward Salida. Fished most of the late morning and afternoon. Caught six small brown, and kept one for dinner. The day was hot but clear. High clouds. The water was down from years past, but clear as well. Felt good to get out and hike.
Not writing today. Needed some time off. Found a rejection slip in the mail for “Into the Sunset” when I got back, but didn’t care. I like the story. It’ll find a home. Interestingly, also received a note of congratulations from Swarthmore’s Clay Bird Review, regarding my story, “Blues Legend,” which was picked up a few weeks back by the Dalhousie Review. Nice of them. Have only had that happen a few times.