“A writer never forgets the first time he accepted a few coins or a word of praise in exchange for a story. He will never forget the sweet poison of vanity in his blood and the belief that, if he succeeds in not letting anyone discover his lack of talent, the dream of literature will provide him a roof over his head, a hot meal at the end of the day and what he covets most: his name printed on a miserable piece of paper that will surely outlive him.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game
I am pleased to announce that I am the winner of the YPRL Write Now! short story competition (open category) with my story The Departure. It’s a wonderful feeling to see my name in print in a beautiful anthology. A dream has come true. Thank you YPRL and judge, Kalinda Ashton.