I really worked hard on polishing a piece of micro fiction I’d written almost five years ago to read in my inaugural appearance at DC’s Noir at the Bar. The story, a criminal’s descent into madness is dark, troubling, a bit macabre. I wanted to flex my writing muscles by creating a story outside of my usual subject matter, and tone. I think I succeeded. I have come to love this story, and am thinking about building it into something more.
But, here’s the good news. That story won the Noir at the Bar Audience Favorite.
And I won a dagger…perfect for this crime-writer’s habit of peeling fruit. Ha Ha. I don’t think it will get much more use than that. Photo of dagger will come later.
Thank you to Ed Ayamar for organizing, and hosting, the event. Thanks and admiration to the other presenting writers: John Copenhaver, Erica Wright, David Swinson, James Grady, Art Taylor, Alan Orloff, Kathleen Barber, and Ed.