Monday, October 19, 2015

This story is honorable! (Just thought I'd mention...)

Here's a new story that received an honorable mention from the fine folks at On the Premises. Entitled "What He Loved Most," it's a mainstream tale about the relationship between an aging painter and the young girl whose family has just moved in next door...

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Recent Success and Personal Truth

Recently I've had among the greatest successes of my fledgling writing career. Along with my recent publications in Grimdark Magazine and Odd Tree Press Quarterly, I am now a proud Writers of the Future finalist!


The truth is, however, that I don't much relish the idea of talking about these sorts of things. I recognize this as a part of what I'm trying to accomplish; blogging, tweeting (@tcpowellfiction), tooting your own horn, it's all part and parcel with the "business end" of writing (and, so far as I can tell, modern society). I can't stop from doing it... and in fact, I recognize that I have to do it more, and better. But if there's any truth to having an "inner nature" (and I suspect so), this goes against mine. I've never had a taste for ceremony or celebration... I didn't attend my junior high graduation, and if I could have skipped the high school or college ones, I would have. But I went for the sake of others, and that's something like what brings me here, now.

It's not that I'm not grateful to those who've assisted me in getting where I have, or don't feel a touch of pride at what I've accomplished. I am and I do. But I always feel like there's more yet to be done and that celebrations are premature. I have so much further to travel, and that awareness seems to temper my ability to enthuse about how far I've come.

Anyways, if you'll forgive me stumbling my way through this process, and my awkward attempts to let you know who I am and what I've done, I'd appreciate it. In return, I'll do what I can to become a better writer and a better spokesperson for myself.

For today, I'll announce that I remain a "Writer of the Future... of the future," but that I'm one step closer to achieving a goal I'd set for myself years ago.

And that's not so bad.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

And Another!

Along with my recent publication by Grimdark Magazine, I've had the short story "Halloween Surprise" published in the inaugural edition of Odd Tree Press Quarterly -- huzzah!

It can be found here! (And it also contains the fiction of fellow Wordo, Sarina Dorie!)

October has started out as an exciting month, and I have the feeling it's only going to get more exciting from here...