I lost the Highlights Contest. It wasn't really a big surprise, but I'd sort of hoped they'd at least want to buy my story. They didn't, and there are very few markets that would want it (and most of those don't pay.) Still, I like this story. I want it to see the light of day. It's not the best thing I've ever written, but I don't want it moldering on my hard drive.
So I'm taking the easy way out. I'm publishing it on my blog, so it will at least get a few readers. If you like it, print it out or cut and paste and pass it on. (Just keep my name attached, please!)
The Snallygaster Shell
by Deirdre Mundy