Green Hills Literary Lantern has nominated my story, “Glass Tank“, for the Pushcart Prize. It is the second story I’ve written as an adult and the first I believed in, so much that with each rejection I grew a little more bewildered and desperate.
My favourite part about the whole experience is how, just before submitting it the last couple of times, I had slightly altered the last sentence, and when the editor of GHLL — professor & PhD in English and everything — sent me edits and suggestions, he changed it to the original wording.
And my poem about Spencer, B-cat’s nephew, won a Sakura Award in the VCBF Haiku Invitational.
We met Spencer when he was a few days old, just before he went back to the hospital with a heart infection. He passed away four weeks later.