Happy Saturday! Warmer and rainy today. My big kid is going for an audition this morning. For the first time in 4 years, I’m not the one taking him; his dad is. Fingers crossed!
Meanwhile, just a friendly reminder that my publisher is taking submissions for a new anthology: Upstaged! Queer women in performing arts. If you like writing about lesbian, bi, pan, ace, trans, intersex, & queer women, or if you’ve always wanted to give it a go, send us something. We’ll be taking 10 of the best stories. Deadline is April 1, and we pay $40 flat rate for each story we accept. Other info is in the link.
My snippet follows from last week’s. Jo got a postcard inviting her to the 40th reunion of her missionary team. She’s debating whether to go, since her life looks nothing like how she pictures the others.
They likely only invited her because they’d agreed to, not because they wanted to see her. Jo imagined all of them as adult versions of the girls they’d been. Pretty, proper women with “hearts for the Lord.” The kind who ran their churches’ prayer chains and co-ordinated potluck suppers and taught Sunday school. Like Jo, they might have adult children following in their footsteps. Unlike Jo, their children probably still spoke to them, probably allowed them contact with their grandchildren.
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