Prairie Fire!

My phone rang the other day while I was on the 99. Of course, I didn’t answer it because I didn’t hear it. Even if I’d heard it, I probably still wouldn’t have picked up because I’d look at the number and think Manitoba? Who do I know in Manitoba? 

But it was the lovely people at Prairie Fire! They left a message to say that my story, “This Much, I Know”, won third place in their fiction contest. What news! And by phone, no less!

The story bumbled around in my head for years and went through a few drafts, one so opaque that after reading it, a friend simply wrote “What the shit happened?!?” across the final page. The improved version will appear in the summer issue of Prairie Fire.