New Short Story Submission

Yesterday (6/29/15), I submitted my short story, Fearful Actions, to S & H Publishing‘s upcoming anthology. Its theme is Spies and Heroes.

After countless drafts and edits, I finally managed to get it to a place where I’m happy with it. The challenge with the story is that I have four characters that I wanted to make distinct. Further, I want one character to be unlikeable, and the consensus of my writing group is that I accomplished that. Two other characters, while doing questionable things, I ultimately wanted to be likeable. I feel like I managed to accomplish this, but it was a difficult line to toe.

Another challenge was to realize my character through indirect characterization. For instance, I didn’t to say that Sue was a narcissist. I wanted to show it.

It’s in the publisher’s hands. We’ll see what they think.

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