“If he runs, he ends, and if he ends he has ended. The other him is safe at home, his uniform is being washed, and he is complacent at the table, returning to the plate again and again and again. While the shirtless children chase the wingless birds that cannot fly.”
I’m happy to announce that a short story I wrote, called “Last Day in April”, earned honorable mention in Glimmer Train‘s June Fiction Open writing contest.
I would love to share the story with my readers, but I am going to try and hold on to it for publication. If it happens, readers, you will be the first to know. Other than my family. All I can tell you is that if you like the work of Stephen Chbosky you might like this one.
I realize I haven’t shared any short pieces on this blog. Perhaps I ought to tease a few freebies in the near future.
Thank you to the editors at Glimmer Train for reading my story and placing me in Honorable Mention. They are a journal I really look up to, and it’s an honor to be considered.