Another placement in the Writers of the Future contest, this time an HM (Honorary Mention).
Not as glorious as my semi-finalist, but it made me happier because–
a) the Q1 story was better and I’d actually had dreams of being a finalist, while I didn’t really harbor such aspirations for this one so there was no disappointment,
b) it seems my writing is becoming consistently better now (in the past I had 8 rejections in a row, while in 2014 I’ve placed 2 times out of 3),
c) I’ve started to understand DF’s tastes and expectations, as all of my 3 results in 2014 (Semi, R, HM) really make sense.