My first place award winning story “The Grande Complication” has been published in WOTF Vol. 29. This was my Clarion West week 7 story, and I dedicate it to all of my wonderful classmates who helped inspire it.
The moment that the world stopped, Neil was trying to yank his hand free of Miss Dutton’s grip. He would have thrown the suitcase of what little he owned onto the train station steps, but his keeper would have dragged him on without it, even as she warned him, “I’ve slapped many a nine-year-old boy in the mouth, thank you very much…”