So, I took skunk pictures:
Hobkin under his hutch, lounging on his new, ultra fluffy blankie
Hobkin in his usual state of being--napping.
Playing dead? Nah, more power napping.
Got a letter from my Cricket editor, which puzzled me, as all of my submissions are at least a month away from a response. But she'd actually sat down to pen me a note letting me know that she'd received my edits, various contracts were on the way, and my check for "Razi and the Sunbird" would be coming my way in another week or two. I adore my Cricket editor. And I noticed something while perusing my records as I filed away her letter, I'm a VIP with them! I saw on one of my recent edited stories that they stamp them when they come in to indicate date received, but also have several options to check mark: unsolicited submission, agented, and VIP. "VIP" was checked! I cannot express the utter coolness of that.
I'm getting rather anxious about "Within Your Soul I Sightless See." I sold it to H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror over a year ago, and then due to printing and distributing changes, the publication got delayed along with things like contracts et al. They look to be back on track, so I emailed the editor to ask him what the status was on "Within" and when I might expect a contract. Thus far, the silence on that front has been deafening. Gleep.