My wife and I collaborated on a short story for an annual writing tournament in our local county which won first place in our category. It was just published in a book, Small Town Anthology III , which is now available on Amazon in paperback and in a few days will be available as a Kindle ebook.
Our story is entitled “Ida” by Rann Murray. Rann is a pen name which is a combination of our first names, Rick and Ann. Ida is about two people who fall in love which changes the life of someone close to them. The book is a unique collection of stories by local Kalamazoo County, Michigan authors whose ages range from the very young all the way up to seniors. FUN to see one of our stories finally in print! I’d like to say it was a labor of love… and it was at first. But it was a heck of a lot of hard work, sweat and tears to finish it and get it into readable story format before the deadline. A fellow member of our Joy of Writing Group won two prizes, a first and second in his category, so it looks like writing groups do actually teach you how to write a decent story.
There are a lot of good stories in here. I was impressed by most of them. It really is a window on small town life.
Thanks for the comment. I agree, I think most of the authors put in a lot of work on this.