I picked up an instruction book about scrapbooking and as I flipped through its pages I felt there was a story waiting for me. It would be non-linear in form - a departure from my normal writing. I took another book, one about death and the work a dying person might choose to undertake. Then I wrote Memories By Design, using chapter titles from the scrapbooking book and concepts imagined.
The completed story took a few detours in the publishing industry where the story was accepted by a market that then closed their doors. More submissions followed and Black Dog Review said yes but asked for revisions. I am always grateful for editorial perspective and guidance, this time was no different. The finished piece is one that I'm proud of. You can read it here. Memories By Design -at Black Dog Review
This story is the last of eleven publication credits for 2018. It was a good year. I'm looking forward to 2019 and what it might bring.