I’m thrilled to say that my story “The Empire Builder” was awarded second-place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers! Glimmer Train publishes some of the best short stories out there—pick up any copy and you’ll find stories that are both smart and emotional, deftly maneuvering in often hazardous territory. They publish the kind of work that reminds you why you write. I’m ecstatic to have their support. This is a good week.