A Flash of Joy

This has been such a distressing week with all the bad news. I had a personal joy though, small as it is. My story, “Incident at Shady Acres,” is First Runnerup for the Julia Peterkin Literary Award. This is a huge honor for me. Smiling . . . .

I know I’ve been writing for quite awhile, but really only started flash and micro fiction in earnest this February, so this really tickled me. I’ll keep keeping on!

Congrats to the winner Caridad Moro-Gronlier and the other finalists.

The stories will be published in the winter issue of South 85 Journal. A thank you to them and to the judges.

So no story to share yet, but I wanted to share my news!

When the eclipse occurred the other day, we had our usual clear blue skies in Phoenix, so the phenomenon was very clearly shadowed on the ground!


Filed under #AmWriting, #writingcommunity, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Writing, Writing contest

37 responses to “A Flash of Joy

  1. Keep sharing your light, Luanne. It brings joy to many. Congratulations. 🥳

  2. Wonderful news, Luanne. So happy for you.

  3. How cool! Thanks for sharing your news here.

  4. Hurrah for your great news!

  5. Thanks for good news! We need it! Cool picture.

  6. Wilma Jean Kahn

    Congrats on being first runner up in this flash & micro genre! I know you have been giving it a lot of attention. Plus the shadows, with their myriad of little crescents, are so dear.

  7. Ellen

    Thanks for sharing your eclipse shadows! Also congratulations on your accomplishments with flash fiction. I’m trying to learn flash nonfiction, and it’s harder than it looks!

    • Thanks, Ellen. I am enjoying the genre so much. It’s shocking how many people are saying they are trying it out! It’s a genre revolution!!!

  8. Wonderful news, Luanne! Keep smiling – I am also thrilled for your work! In the midst of such horrors every little bright moment counts! Hooray!!

  9. Congratulations, Luanne!❤️

  10. Congratulations, Luanne.

  11. Thank you for sharing you good news, Luanne! Congratulations!! Your eclipse shadows are very cool.

  12. Congrats on your accomplishment .

  13. Congrats!! Great news. And the picture is awesome. Very cool.

  14. Amy

    Congratulations again! Looking forward to reading this one.

  15. Congratulations! Wonderful news with your story!

  16. Congratulations! (Never surprised, always delighted!)
    That’s a rather artistic shadow!

Leave a Reply