I just received notification that my short fiction story, "Inflorescence," will be featured on the website of the magazine Written Tales.
I submitted this piece for their upcoming chapbook as well, which features stories and poems with the theme Mother Nature. Wish me luck! I will be notified by mid-August if my story makes the cut for the printed chapbook.
Once the story is published on the web, I will share the link with you. Meanwhile, here is an excerpt:
"A loud, rhythmic stomping startled me awake. The ground shook, and the trees vibrated—something enormous was coming through the woods! I tried to stand, but my legs refused. The world was spinning sickeningly, and a sharp cramp gripped my belly. I lay helpless in the hammock, arms tight around my stomach. A monster was in the woods, and I was panting in fear like a dog, my mouth open and parched."