I am so honored and humbled that the Lunch Ticket Team has nominated the story for this particular award because I have been following it for years to discover some amazing short stories published by online literary magazines. Hosted by Sundress Publications, the award has always had such a diverse roster of finalists.
The 2017 judges are all so accomplished that I am in awe. And, while I know it is a tough competition each year, it is hugely encouraging to have been nominated.
So, if you missed this story when it came out, here it is again: The Waiting.