Back in September, I posted about wanting to write a comedy for NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction contest. So, I listened to Beth’s comments and ditched my nascent comedy dreams and plowed forward. I wrote and revised, and added and slashed. I think there was even a temper tantrum or two when people weren’t getting it (i.e. my writing wasn’t clear). But, finally, it was in shape enough to submit.
Recently, NPR announced the winner of the Three-Minute Fiction contest. Congrats to ‘Roosts’ by Zach Brockhouse. You can read it or hear it here on NPR’s site.
And if you’re interested in my story, Where Roses Grow, you can find it on NPR’s site! That’s right, I made it onto their site! Of course, I was clueless about this until today…which is probably for the better since I would have been obsessively checking the comments (a lively debate on my ending spiraled into a lively debate on the Juan Williams scandal towards).