I’m pleased that my 2nd round story for the NYC Short Story Challenge 2016, “The Art of the Bargain,” received an honorable mention. Only four stories advanced to round three from each heat, and I was number 5. I’m still proud to have made it that far. I’ll certainly participate in this contest again. It was a lot of fun, and I’ve come away feeling good about my writing. I’ll share the story eventually. . . For now I want to implement some of the excellent suggestions the judges made to improve it.
I love the way this cover came out. Although I did the layout, I can’t really take credit for the beautiful artwork provided by J. Bob Blacklock. I don’t do a lot of covers at Texas Review Press, but once in a while I get to flex my Photoshop muscles.
I made it to the second round of the 10th Annual NYC Short Story Challenge! My story, “Chumming for Sharks,” is a thriller about assuming a new identity with an unannounced house guest somewhere in it.
I spent last weekend writing my second round story, a fairy tale about breaking a rule with a character who is a pacifist.