Right now I have 10 pieces under consideration by various journals. Six of those are marked as "received" on Submittable.com. This most likely means they are in the slush pile. The other four are "in progress." This might mean (I hope) that someone has read them and they are not rejected (yet!)
I have one story set to be published by Pure Slush in their anthology, "Tyranny of Bacon." I wrote this piece in a couple of days, but I'd had in mind to write about bacon sometime. Living in a country where pork products are forbidden for a large segment of the population, I developed more of a taste for them! They are available to non-Muslims. The government is vigilant about regulating these products. Even pet foods are screened. The publication date for this book has been delayed by the pandemic but it should be published later this month.
Today I posted my first-ever live video on my page