“The Awakening” in Across the Margin

Good day.

I’m interrupting my usual proclamations of approaching creative doom to let you know that I’ve had a short story published at Across the Margin, an online literary journal and podcast.

The story, “The Awakening,” is about the loss of faith and what comes after that. It’s kind of funny, kind of sad. While it’s a completely self-contained story, it’s set in the same world as a novel by the same name that I’ve written but yet to publish. So, if you like it, maybe let any publishers that you see passing in the street know they should reach out to me.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a story (or poem, or photo) published in a journal, in large part because I stopped submitting. I’ve recently started up again, and while it’s 99(.999999)% rejections, getting even one story accepted by a journal is both rewarding and validating. So, I hope you’ll read it and also support Across the Margin by checking out the other stories and poems they’ve published. Please leave a comment at the bottom of my story to let ATM know what you thought of it (even if you hated it!).

Also, if you want to check out some of my old stories and poems that I’ve previously had published, I’ve updated my Press and Publications section so you can more easily find a few of them.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I now return you to the regularly scheduled programming.


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