- Gavin Cameron, with ‘A Big Leap’
- James Collett, with ‘The Clever Skeleton’
- Damon King, with ‘Simmo!’
- Paul Lenehan, with ‘For Joy’
- Matt Plass, with ‘Invisible Them’
- Ian Shine, with ‘Love Stops at Ten Metres’
I also found a home for another story (a long one, almost 2000 words...) that I thought was perhaps too strange to get anywhere: The House of Meat was a finalist in the Words with Jam short story contest and will be published in their anthology. It takes place in a laboratory where they grow artificial meat. I said it was strange.
So, small glimmers at a time when I was having a few wobbly moments about writing in general. Wobbles are okay. Taking a break is okay (I spent a great deal of my recent writing retreat st. It's good to see if the yearning is still there. It's good to let the universe provide you with a few hints. Thank you, Universe. I think I'm getting the message.
Addendum: Another message
Today I found out I won 3rd prize in Salt's Flash Fiction contest, my story, A Song for Falling, will be published in their prize anthology. I hear you, Universe.