My short story has been selected for honorable mention and will be posted on the website of the contest sponsor.
On one hand, I'm quite surprised because I've read some amazing short stories, and this one isn't quite there. Which is probably why it didn't actually win. LOL.
That leads me to my other hand . . . I'd written a women's fiction manuscript a few years ago that came in second in a writing contest.
Always the bridesmaid.
I'm not complaining. I am acknowledging the amount of study this craft demands. That demand for ability and skill, as well as talent, makes me proud to sit where I sit on a daily basis. And excited about the prospect of doing something where learning becomes as much of the job as doing as long as I live.
Check out Armchair Interviews. I think you'll enjoy the entire site.
CR: Life Expectancy.
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