I hope this week has treated you well.
The last few weeks I’ve been stressing about a short story competition. Protip: don’t enter a competition where you have to pay the sign-up fee before you find out the theme. It wasn’t a massive sign-up fee and I could have just let it go, but I wanted to submit something to justify my money. That was back on June 3, and I have finally submitted it today.
In celebration, here are the final lines from “Sign Me Up”, a story about three Russians trying to save some dragons:
“Is it always like this?” Natasha asked, breaking the silence.
“Loud noises and flares and dragons trying to kill us even as we’re trying to save them?”
Mikhaila grinned. “Pretty much. You up for it?”
Natasha looked down at her hands. They were shaking now the adrenaline was wearing off. She looked back to Mikhaila and returned her grin.
Next week, I’ll return to the story I shared from last week. There will be more Gwendolyn Gummesh and stinky magic for you to enjoy!