Remembering My First Piece On Prose
I had originally entered my short story "Vain Poet" in a contest on Reedsy.com. The story is a parody of the old International Library of Poetry contests from the 90s - early 2000s where every poem entered was chosen as a "semi-finalist," and if you sent them money they would publish your poem in one of their many anthologies (embarrassingly, I took the bait once). Long story short, my piece didn't get approved on the Reedsy site, and I wanted it to have a chance at having an audience, so I published it here on Prose after reading a recommendation for the site from an article by The Write Life (https://thewritelife.com/writing-contests/). Prose became my go to for reading and writing after that, and still is :-)
Here's the link to that story here: https://theprose.com/post/380735/vain-poet. Most of my writings are Bible Journals and Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories, so this one was a fun change of pace.