Honorable Mention for “The Art of the Bargain”

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.

Round 2–NYC Short Story Challenge

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.

My Story Won a Prize!

This summer I participated once again in the WritersWeekly.com 24-Hour Short Story contest, and I won a prize. Okay, I didn’t place in the top three, so the prize was not of the cash variety, but my story was recognized as “worthy” which is far more important to me. The story is titled, “The Meek Inherit the Earth,” and it offers a glimpse into one young man’s emergence into the wide world, with his chicken under his arm, just as everything is falling apart. I won’t publish it here, since I hope someone else will also find it worthy, but if you would like to read it, please use the contact page to let me know. – Kim 😉

Strings of Solace

By Kim Davis © 2011

Late, late, late! It seemed like no matter how early she started getting ready she just could not get out of the apartment on time. Now she was going to blow her interview with Dr. Bonham before she ever got there. Crap! Of course she had neglected to plan enough time to park, and totally ignored the fact that she didn’t know her way around the Northwestern campus. Continue reading “Strings of Solace”