Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NSAL Contest!

My two stories "Involved Bending" and "At Five" (from my half-finished novel Bits of Glass) have won second place in the Clearwater-Tampa Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters!

Being a military dependent, I miss my hometown of Daytona Beach, Florida, and I am extremely greatful to the Clearwater-Tampa Chapter for allowing me to compete in their contest, even though I'm now stationed with my husband in Tucson, Arizona. Can't wait to get a call from him--he's overseas at present--to tell him the good news!

I'll be traveling on April 10th to attend the lunch and reception, where I'm honored to be reading one of the two winning stories.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Publications!

Up on Two-Bit Magazine "Silhouettes and Shadows."
At Antique Children "A Childhood Sestina."

I hope you love S&S as much as I do. It's just one of those stories that makes me feel a lot, that has a rhythm and a world that's surprisingly like our own, yet still wholly "crafted," i.e. fiction.

The sestina (found if you scroll down, under "Poetry") came out of a class exercise, actually. I'm not used to writing poetry, so I think the rigid sestina formula helped me get my words on paper.