Sometimes things go around twice when you least expect them to. That's the case with my story, "Tumbleweeds," which won a second-place Curt Johnson Award last year in a contest sponsored by the gorgeous print journal, december magazine. I was over the moon!
But because december is a print journal, only subscribers saw the story. Until now ... because the fine editors at Nowhere, a literary journal dedicated to "travel, broadly defined," picked up "Tumbleweeds" and have given it a new life online. If you like (and I hope you will), you can read the story here.
Meanwhile, I'm preparing for our week at Stout's Island, which is just around the corner, after which I will be headed to Vermont for my summer residency. I'm excited both for the revision of my novel draft, which I'll begin this July, and for the birth of some new stories I haven't even dreamt of yet, stories that are nothing more than distant buzzing, flitting shadows in my peripheral vision, hungry mouths I can't yet see.
Yes, let's chase some bees. Let's find some honey.