At the beginning of April 2022, I stepped out of my comfort zone (highly recommend) and entered a short story writing contest that required me to write a 1500-word story with a theme of ‘Happily Ever After.”
The contest was The Write Practice’s Spring Writing Contest in partnership with the online magazine Short Fiction Break.
I am so excited to announce that my short story, “Beezlebub’s New Beginnings Bingo” was shortlisted as a favorite of the judges!! While this means I was not an official prize winner, I am still over the moon that my story was selected from hundreds of others and recognized by the judges.
Sharing my writing with others is exciting but makes me feel incredibly vulnerable because it’s essentially putting a piece of my soul out there for the world to see and more often than not, the world can be cruel and constructive criticism is a skill that few people have mastered.
Therefore, writing requires a person to have thick skin, unfailing perseverance, and a willingness to take risks. I’m so glad I did!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the story, here is the link to read it on Short Fiction Breaks online magazine:

Beezlebub’s New Beginnings Bingo

Happy Long Weekend!

Published by ATL Doyle

I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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