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Alea Iacta Est

diceHi, everyone.  The title of this post refers to a remark, attributed by Suetonius to Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon and took troops into Rome.  It translates to “the die is cast.”

Now, what do I mean by that?

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been around much. That’s because I’ve been hard at work on a project which I just completed. This morning, I pulled the trigger and sent two of my stories to Dan Alatorre for his latest Word Weaver contest.  Among other things, entrants have the opportunity for their work to appear in his next anthology, Voodoo.

I took two pieces originally written for It Happened in Memphis and Other Stories, and tightened them up.  I am pleased with how “Ghosts of Tupelo” and “Last Stop: Storyville” turned out.  Still, sending in a submission is always a little scary.

Regardless of whether or not my pieces are accepted for the final book, I’m proud of them. I’m also grateful to those who will read and consider my work.

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