Well, it’s been a hell of a year, eh? I’ve managed to stay free of COVID, but struggled with many health issues which made writing very difficult. Throughout 2020, though, I kept trying to get some short works published and am very happy to say that started the new year with my short story, “Delayed,” featured in Issue 13 of Madcap Review.
Not a bad way to start the year. (Unfortunately, I also started the year dealing with complications of food poisoning that I’m still struggling with today, but what can you do?)
The story is based on an incident from a number of years ago when I was on a flight with Miss Teen Missouri, a young lady who wore her pagent sash the entire flight.
The fiction editor at Madcap Review was great about making suggestions and edits, while respecting my thoughts on them as well Any writers out there, I would recommend you check them out. They describe themselves as follows:
“Madcap Review is a semiannual online journal of literature and art. As our name indicates, we embrace the impulsive, the reckless, and the lively, but we also have great respect for form and restraint. Founded in 2014 by a group of fiction writers, poets, and artists, Madcap is a platform for any and all forms of writing and art. We have no genre restrictions because we believe that great writing isn’t easily categorized.”