I had a story accepted in the Florida Writer’s Association annual anthology. The theme for 2014 is “the first step.” The book will be published this fall.
I wrote a very personal story about the day I first met my son—it was in Guatemala, he was five years old, and I was adopting him.
Every time I think of that story, I mist up. It’s very emotional to me. Maybe that emotion came through to the judges.
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The anthology is also a contest. A famous author-–this year it is Mary Burton--picks the top ten stories from the 60 stories accepted—and ranks them from one to ten. Last year for the It’s a Crime anthology, my story was ranked second. Will I be able to top that this year? Will I even make it into the top ten? I will be a couple of more weeks before I know.