Happy to announce that my short story “Gums and Gauze” has placed first in the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) FIFTEEN STORIES HIGH short story contest.
The story was inspired by a dream of my sister’s about a pelican plucking out all of her teeth. Chilling, right? Which got me thinking, and then (as tends to happen) got me writing.
I’m delighted that this story has done so well, and that it’s found a home in the 2021 Fifteen Stories High anthology. While copies last, you can order it here.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place — “Gums and Gauze” by Z. S. Roe
2nd Place — “A Place Called Mullen” by John Pringle
3rd Place — “Victoria Day” by Jennifer Booth
For the full list of winners and honourable mentions, click here.
Otherwise, stay tuned for further publication news (more forthcoming in the not too distant future), plus several upcoming blog posts (I know, I know — it’s been too long).