I won The Elbow Room Competition for short fiction!
Last weekend I awoke to a cruel and vicious prank email. It was another rejection letter, but it opened with the phrase “We are pleased to let you know…”
How cruel. How heartless. That kind of opening might make me think I had finally won something!
Well it seems this was no prank. I had indeed won the Elbow Room prize for short fiction, and somehow secured first place at that.
I’ve not been doing this writing thing very long, but I have been thinking of doing it… well my whole life. So thank you to the kind judges. Thank you to all my friends and family for the gentle encouragement and general lack of ridicule. And finally, thanks to you for reading this post, wherein I get to tell you that I’ve achieved my dream.
I wrote a story and some people liked it.