It finally arrived this morning. For a while I just stood there, rooted on the spot. Even though I knew I wasn’t going to get it, I was still upset when I read the letter. I hope this rejection doesn’t deter you from continuing with your writing, it said. We hope you don’t let it affect your confidence.
I can feel bitter disappointment work its way through my body, deadly as snake venom. It is hard to ignore the truth when it is lying on my desk.