i got a wild hare (sic) and submitted a story to ISU’s literary journal black rock and sage (BR&S) last month. i’ve been working on the piece for over a year as a personal history/journaling kind of activity, but never intended to do anything with it. nevermind that for the last two years i consciously printed BR&S submission guidelines and hung them on my office wall. when i got the email that it was accepted for publication, my jaw dropped to the ground and my first thought was oh no i don’t want anyone else to read it. oh shit. noooooo. i feel exposed. whoops. probably shouldn’t have sent it in. accepting it now as part of the process…….