Those Who Favor Fire

fairchild_friscifiThis morning was insane. If you know anything about Midwestern Illinois then you know the weather can change in the blink of an eye.

Yesterday was almost 60 degrees, and then we woke up today with almost 5 inches of snow on the ground. Go figure.

Dad woke me this to tell me my car door was frozen and would not open. So, I called into my day job. After sleeping for another four hours, my email went off.

It was Alice from Akashic telling me my short story was live. In that moment, all the blood, sweat, and tears paid off. The fire that started as a spark when I was ten blazed even higher and mightier than before.

I can’t even begin to describe my feelings right now. I’m excited and hopeful. I never thought this could become a career, but now…now, I KNOW it can.

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