“I hope you haven’t sold Swords Like Lightning, Hooves Like Thunder elsewhere, because we want to publish it in this year’s Writers of the Future anthology!” the voice at the other end of the line said.
After peeling myself back off the ceiling I assured her that I had held it back in case they wanted it and would be delighted to have it included. And to come to LA for the Writers of the Future gala. And all the other perks that come with being a winner. But mostly, to have this story published.
It’s set in the same world as my “Golden Knight” story. There’s a bear warrior – two, in fact! There’s combat, and adventure, and romance. At 15,000 words I think it feels like a very satisfying length. And sometime later this spring – May, I believe – it will be available in Writers of the Future Volume 32 from Amazon or a bookstore near you.