Monday the weather beamed across the summer peninsula. An overcast weekend gave way to more sun than Michiganders can usually hope to spy in an entire week let alone a single day. On my dawn run I emerged from the relative dark of my forest trail to view of the neck of the long meadow casting orange rays through the eastern tree tips like a morning torch. Not a cloud in the sky. The weather was quite fitting to me because Silver Needle Press just named and published my newest flash fiction piece “A Cloudless Sky” as their fiction contest winner.
The Mongolian man pictured on horseback started the story in my mind. I wrote alongside my 5th hour students hoping to show them the reins. I was hoping to show myself a little something too.
Click this link provided and scroll to the Fiction Contest Winners June 11, 2018 to read Gan’s Search for his little Qara in “A Cloudless Sky.”