My microfiction story “When You Wake, You’ll Have Cake” won a contest

Sweet!  My 100-word story “When You Wake, You’ll Have Cake” just won Rune Bear’s Summer 2021 Quarterly Contest!  The theme was Inner Worlds.  This little drabble was inspired by lyrics in a lullaby book I read to one of my sons when he was younger.  We’d gotten the book from the library, and I remember wishing I knew the melodies to more of the lullabies so I could sing them to him.  Instead, I tried to make the most of enthusiastic recitations, and he was a patient, willing audience. 

By the way, if you’re craving more strangeness in a sugary setting, my friend Maggie Slater’s new story, “Candyland,” just came out today in Apex Magazine!