A Not Too Shabby Finish

A month ago I posted a short story that I entered into a small writing contest that was being held in my valley.  It was endorsed by the two little libraries, and the theme this year was, “It was a dark and stormy night…”  Well, I entered with my piece titled, The Making of a Private Eye, which you can read if you click the title.

Well, much to my delight, I ended up in second place for the adult submissions!  I was quite pleased, and I hope it helps forward my career.  It was good practice for me as I’m not comfortable showing off my work to most people.  I am embarrassed most of the time because I’m far from confident that anything I write is worth reading.  Funny thing to be a writer.  What is the point of writing if you never show it to anyone?!

So, there you have it.  Supposedly I get a certificate and a button.  We’ll see.  I’m just happy to have the second spot.  Now, I have to find out about the anthology that they say my story should be in.  I think.  I guess I had best call.

Signing off