I was pretty excited to be informed by email, facebook, and twitter--you guys are way better than google alerts!--that my story "Melt With You" was chosen as a Notable Story of 2012 by storySouth's Million Writers Award.
I was also baffled, because that story wasn't actually published in 2012. Time will tell how this shakes out, but for now I'm just happy to be included. If my story is (justly) disqualified from moving up in the contest, I'll understand. If it just plain doesn't make the cut, that's cool too. There are plenty of fine stories on that list. Go read them!
(Also, sorry to just pop onto the blog, after so much time away, with another lame post about myself. I promise to write some real content soon.)