Huzzah! A short story of mine was selected as one of the semi-finalists for the Writers of the Future contest for the 2nd quarter of 2009!
I'm thrilled to have done so well, of course, but at the same time I have to confront the fact that I'm still not ready for primetime. Not being a finalist means I'm not yet a Writer of the Future... I'm a Writer of the Future of the Future.
But this is easily a cup half-full scenario. Or a cup four-fifths-full. It's just my damned way of looking that always draws my attention to the missing fifth.