I just received notice that my short story, "Bogged Down," received the third place award for Fiction Vortex's June fiction contest. Woo-hoo!
Bogged Down blew us away because it managed to make botany so
compelling. We wanted to see that Ghost Orchid as bad as the protagonist
did. What starts off as a fairly sedate story turns funny, then
intriguing, then unsettling, then creepy, then frightening, and finally
reassuring. That’s quite the roller coaster to take readers on.
And to think; I don't even like roller coasters! Oh Irony, you are a cheeky mistress!
Thanks to all the folks at Fiction Vortex! I'm honored to be a part of your publication!