Flash Fiction Finalist

My 990-word story, “Should Have Prayed For a Canoe,” made it into the top twelve in this year’s Mormon Lit Blitz!

I first heard the news shouted at me from a speeding car by my good friend Annaliese Lemmon, whose piece, “Disability, Death, or Other Circumstance,” is also a finalist. (Though it took my brain a few minutes to figure out why what she shouted sounded like “Congratulations,” rather than a more conventional “Hi.”)

You can read my piece, Annaliese’s, and the other ten as they are posted on the Mormon Lit Blitz page over the next two weeks. Mine goes live Friday, May 29th. Annaliese’s will be up on Monday, May 25th. After reading all the finalists, be sure to cast your votes for the Grand Winner.

I amĀ elated and honored to be a finalist in this contest. May the best work win!

Happy Yarning.

No Luck Yet

My first flash fiction piece got its first rejection!

That’s all right–I have another story ready to send to Daily Science Fiction, and there are lots of other places to submit short fiction.

…If I could just find the time to search them out and read over their guidelines.

My daily schedule is…non-existent. Every day I get an unpredictable amount of sleep at unpredictable times. Everything (and I mean everything) takes a back seat to baby. Those of you who have kids know how it is.

How did/do you scrunch writing in alongside 24/7 baby care?