Well, I read The Story of Steve during the read-around today. It got a few laughs. That’s really all it’s good for, which is not a bad thing. Sometimes silly whimsy is just what the doctor ordered.
After the banquet this evening, I learned the fate of the remaining three entries I submitted for contests in the Arkansas Writers’ Conference. Two of three fell by the wayside yesterday, the other got an honorable mention. Today, two of three (a short story and a poem) got no mention at all. But I was very happy that my short story Cameron Bay, was awarded first place; along with that recognition came a $50 cash prize.
I enjoyed the conference. Now, though, I am beat.