Picked on a sunny day so when the rain returned I still had sunshine.
And now I’ve mentioned sunshine let me tell the short story writers among you that fewer stories are sent out during the summer months. I was once told this by an editor who, when I was out of breath when answering the phone, said accusingly, ‘You were in the garden, weren’t you?’
He then went on to tell me that most of his writers were part-timers and would spend their spare time outside when the sun shone – hence fewer stories sent out.
In case you were wondering, he was right. I was in the garden when the phone rang.