|Proof that it's possible!|
But there must have been real magic at play. Nothing else explains how my story found itself rubbing shoulders with those written by some highly skilled and talented authors.
I achieved something that not all writers achieve. I'm obviously thrilled. But I'm also humbled because there are so many worthy writers who haven't yet been published.
And to that crowd of deserving writers still reaching for the dream I say this:
Don't you dare stop reaching!
Some get lucky right out of the gate. Others struggle years before finding success. And for a few, the accomplishment comes posthumously.
And I can hear some asking, "So which is this? An announcement or a pep talk?" I honestly don't think the two can be separate. Yes, I'm announcing that the anthology containing my short story is available. And that is proof the goal is attainable. So Do Not Give Up!
My story is called "Barnabas" and appears in Spells: Ten Tales of Magic. It's currently available on: