First, it appears I’m one of the winners of the flashfiction contest I entered this week.
The results are posted here, and that page links to the story, which awaits your perusal.
Thanks to all those who provided feedback. Readers have the serious responsibility of being able to enjoy what they read without tripping over sloppy writing. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions.
Secondly, I’m going on a short texting and chatting hiatus. I feel like I’m losing touch with a lot of you, and sometimes my compulsive texting gets in the way of true, personal contact. Chatting isn’t as bad, but I have to reconcile with some of its grating aspects. Mostly, it’s my way of dealing with being so far away from so many of you. I need to be more okay with not seeing or hearing from you as often as I’d like. This is the wonkiest logic that will ever hit your brain, but it makes perfect sense to me.
So, I’ll try calling more, if that’s okay.
I’ll respond to emails, and I’ll return phone calls.