Black Lives Matter

I haven’t been posting much on Twitter or Instagram recently, because I have been processing the difficult, sometimes horrific, events and developments of the past weeks. I don’t have anything significant to contribute to online discussions. I want to make more space for those who do.

However, I must make my solidarity with my fellow citizens clear: Black Lives Matter.

We need real police reform. Citizens should not fear calling on police for help or protection. Police should not consider citizens enemies or animals.

Because I deeply believe that all people are created equal and that no one is above the law, I need to reflect on how, as a citizen, I can do more to make that so in our country.

One important way: please vote.

I’m an award-winning author

My SF short story, “Lost Key,” won second place Short Story (Unpublished) in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition! The category is not broken down by genre, so it is one of the most competitive.

A woman used as a biometric key for a mob boss must escape her master before she is decommissioned—and terminated.

I’m hoping to place “Lost Key” with a magazine or online fiction site.

Watch this space for news! Or sign up for my newsletter…I’m not picky!

Readers who followed the RPLA link may have noticed the awards were announced in October! I tweeted and posted on Instagram then. I haven’t been so timely with the blog–one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be better about that.

Florida writers: the 2019 RPLA competition accepts submissions February 1 – April 30. Guidelines and entry forms are here. Why not submit? Every entry gets written feedback from at least two judges.

Good luck!

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