Such a strange, strange day.
On the downside, it turns out I won’t be a spin doctor for the Department of Justice, which is a major bummer.
However, on the upside, aside from a fortunate yet bizarre (my word of the moment: bizarre) and unexpected twist in a negotiation matter, I’ve found out my story Revision is Murder received an Honourable Mention in the Aurealis Awards horror short story category. Revision is Murder was published in Simulacrum #11.
This news was announced today as an addendum to yesterday’s shortlistings, as it seems the horror honourable mentions were accidentally omitted. As they say, better late than never! 🙂
Now don’t get me wrong, I feel honoured for the recognition, and encouraged – especially as I know my best work is yet to come, but it does show how perceptions differ. Of the entered works, I personally felt others of mine may have appealed more (like ‘Ian’ in Ticonderoga Online #5). However, Ange reminded me ‘Revision is Murder’ painted a pciture of a fairly vivid alternate reality and did end on a rather melancholy tone. Either way, it’s all good. Snakes on a plane.
I’ll be fascinated to look back in twelve months time from now to see what sort of writer I become in comparison.
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