This is just a subtle reminder that the 2021 Fiction Contest issue of Creative Loafing is on (admittedly probably damp, given the weather) news-stands or whatever those little display things that hold free publications are called RIGHT NOW.
I was thrilled to be asked as one of the judges, and even more thrilled that my favorite story of all those I was asked to read, called “Medicine” and written by Laurah Raines, ended up placing first. You can read it in its entirety in Loafing today, and you can hear Laurah read from it aloud, Jan 8th, at the 2021 Fiction Contest Party at Eyedrum. The other two, actually famous and published, judges, Carmen Deedy and Philip Depoy, will be signing copies of their books. I’ll be signing baby pictures of myself.