Thrilled that my flash essay “Dear Maddy” won the essay contest at THE SUNLIGHT PRESS! I submitted a couple of months ago. They accepted it, saying it was still in the running for the contest, and I forgot all about it. So it came as a wonderful surprise. The contest was free (contests rarely are) and I’ve won $125..
I first came across THE SUNLIGHT PRESS when Claire Polders published there. Sudha Balagopal has also published there, and Cathy Ulrich (who won a contest).
“Dear Maddy” went through many revisions. It started with the Sherwood Anderson allusion, which my writing group advised taking out, which I did for a while, and then I put it back in, but I had so much trouble wording it, and landing in the right place at the end.