“Virtuous Dark”, my first short submission to the illustrious Writer’s of the Future Competition was short listed as a Semi-Finalist! That’s top 20 or so of thousands of entries.
I’m tickled pink and am eager to keep pounding out the shorts to get into the top 3! VD is a sort of “what if you realized you were the mother of Hitler? How hard would you lie to yourself so you could still love your child?” On a personal note, it was also an homage to my own mother’s struggles of losing her mind to the vagaries of the body.
As a perk, David Wolverton, the coordinating judge gave me feedback as a semi-finalist. He said: “I really loved your story. There’s a sense of honesty to it that is hard to deny.”
One step forward. Tomorrow, the world….