I wrote this story some years ago and it won the Central Coast Writers 2011 contest. I thought I did a good job with it and am glad to have it achieve new publication. Beryl Belsky, editor of The Writer’s Drawer, kindly featured it in a recent post. Please do add a comment at her site if you have time!
The Central Coast Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club, is an active group. Aside from meetings, seminars and a conference for working writers, it conducts writing contests in both the spring and the fall. My story “Like a Thorny Child” was honored in the CCW spring contest. If you’d like to read it, here is a useful link: