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!