I am so excited. I had never entered any kind of online or otherwise writing contest before last week. But when I read about the "Two Lights" short fiction contest, I knew I wanted to enter it. At the time, there were only five other entries in, so I looked at the photo (two lamps on a table in a hallway) and I tried to think of different representations of the lights and started writing. Then I sent off the story.
The winners were to be posted on Friday. I was hoping to at least make some kind of honorable mention but there were so many good stories, I almost doubted that. Yet, I hoped. But, I was leaving for my conference and I did not take my laptop. (I kicked myself all Friday and Saturday for not taking it.)
Imagine my surprise when I returned and ran to log on and saw my name as the Second-place winner! I literally screamed!
I had a great weekend.
And thank you, all of you who read my story and sent me such nice comments. I appreciate that. You made my day! You really did.