Monday, June 09, 2008

Will Wonders Never Cease?

Those of you who read this blog know I balked at writing a short story last year. Then I did it and it was published in the anthology HELL OF A WOMAN.  From there it was picked to be included in  A Prisoner of Memory: And 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.  This came as a great surprise to me.

However, in cleaning out a trunk I found a rolled up scroll which turned out to be a certificate of merit in recognition of winning Honorable Mention in the Regional Scholastic Writing Awards for New Jersey. Yes, for a short story.  I have no memory of this or the story I wrote when I was fourteen.

I guess I wrote short stories back then.

Coming up at the end of the week is my first try at Flash Fiction.  It’s okay, I didn’t know what FF was either when I heard about it.  It isn’t much, but I actually wrote something.


pattinase (abbott) said...

My former writing group didn't get what it was either. Nor this one for that matter. Changing the world, one syllable at a time.

Jess said...

Congrats, Sandra. I love it when encouragement comes out of the blue. A sure sign that you shouldn't quit writing. You can't waste that wonderful skill and talent you have.

Flash Fiction. I've tried my hand. Entered a local contest sponsored by Mouth Full of Bullets, and my story won second place and from what I understand was pubbed in the print edition. One of my most embarassing moments. Why? Because I learned there were only two entries. How's that for a slap in
the face! I was composing an email to BJ not to publish mine when I got his email saying the presses were running. ARghhh! I totally despise being so unsure of myself.