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Nomination for Best of the Net

Cover image for the 2012 Best of the Net anthology, Sundress Publications.

“Adrienne’s Planetarium” by Rhonda Lott; Cover image for the 2012 Best of the Net anthology, Sundress Publications.

I am delighted to share that my short fiction piece, “Portrait of an Ex-Lover,” which appeared in the Spring issue of Rose Red Review, has been nominated for 2013 Best of the Net. This is my first nomination.

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Portrait of an Ex-Lover

I apologize. I haven’t been writing (creatively) lately- except for a few poems / prose excerpts here and there – because I haven’t been in that creative mindspace since September. I have even fallen off the NaPoWriMo bandwagon this year. Hard.

No, I haven’t been depressed (because that would actually help me write!), but I have been consumed by life (both academic and personal). Consumed in very rewarding ways, if I may add.

Why this mea culpa? Well, today is the three year anniversary of my blogging journey. It’s only natural to be self-reflexive.

Last year, I had typhoid visiting. An unannounced, unwelcome guest. This year however, I am going to celebrate in style. I have the champagne (a birthday gift from some of my Gender Studies friends). The dollar store wine glasses (alas, they didn’t have the appropriate ones). A sexy somebody to celebrate with. Oh, and a new fiction piece (my best piece yet) to share.

My short fiction piece, “Portrait of an Ex-Lover,” is in Rose Red Review. You can read it here.

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