I don't know just how rare an achievement this is, but I am apparently a finalist in that short story contest I entered. W00t!
Also, I've cut off about 15,000 words from Vanishing Act. Lots more where that came from . . .
(And folks who ask to read short stories but then never provide any sort of reaction or response shouldn't throw stones . . . or, bitch about unupdated blogs . . . or, something like that.) :P
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