If you live in the great state of Missouri, don’t miss the discussion of a new anthology, Uncertain Promise, at the Columbia Public Library in Columbia, Missouri, Dec. 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The anthology, released at the end of October, features 22 short stories and essays focusing on the ramifications of promises. As Von Pittman, editor of the anthology, says in the introduction, “We make promises constantly. . . . We make most of our promises to the important people in our lives—children, parents, lovers, spouses, the people we work with, and even those who are no longer with us. And for the most part, we make them with the best of intentions.” But keeping those promises doesn’t always work out the way we plan.
To learn more about the many characters in Uncertain Promise, check out the book on Amazon or at Compass Flower Press and attend the panel discussion if you can. Panel members are all authors of stories and essays in the anthology. I’m the author of “Ballerina,” which appears in the anthology and tied for the third-place prize, and I really wish I could be at the discussion. I won’t be able to make it this time, but I hope a lot of you can.
You can learn more about “Ballerina” on my blog.
Thanks, Mike. I’m glad you enjoyed reading “Ballerina.” Are you a fan of short stories or do you usually read longer fiction works?
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Enjoyed ‘Ballerina’ in Uncertain promise.
Watching Harold go from passive to active, finding his true self in his writing, at the same time losing the girl he’d become infatuated with, was satisfying. The hero didn’t get the girl, but he found himself.