Chasing Shadows (short story) is published!

| Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Today's Tune: Pretty Dress

No real theme for today's post. Just my announcement that my short story, Chasing Shadows, is finally published on Hunger Mountain's site! I wrote and submitted this story around March 2010 and was notified that it was the YA runner-up for the Katherine Paterson Prize in September. And now, at last, it's up for you to read!

They even *interviewed* me, which made me feel very special and fancy. Squee!

You can also read the other runners up and the grand prize winner; their stories are posted, as well. If you have some time today, I'd love it if you went to go read.

I also just wanted to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who reads this blog, who supports me, and who reads my stuff and cheers me on. You guys are awesome and inspirational, and I deeply appreciate you taking time out of your lives to read my blah-dee-blog. Please never cease rocking.


{ Brad Jaeger } at: February 2, 2011 at 6:50 AM said...

I'll have to give it a read :)


{ i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit } at: February 2, 2011 at 7:24 AM said...


{ Meredith } at: February 2, 2011 at 7:48 AM said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting! I'm heading off to read it now!

{ i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit } at: February 2, 2011 at 7:49 AM said...

your portrayal of a mental institution
is more that of a cartoon world than

"they’ve been scratching their arms open
to get the bugs out."
"looking around like he’s expecting
something to eat him."
"pulling his hair out and eating it."
"a woman with foul breath asks me if I
bleed green"

i liked the scene with the "gatekeeper"
it gave me a nice, clear image of her.

this was really good:
“Oh, you know. Poor little surgeon’s
daughter couldn’t handle the pressure
of being a genius. Started getting hit
on too young by the wrong men.
Deep-seated daddy issues. Searching for
control in chaos.”

i feel i know her.
perhaps i do.

even her retort:
“Yep. Perfect Becky Dillon’s shadow.
Quiet, smart, tennis ace Becky’s

i also liked the dripdrop, sprinkler
scene, but felt it could have used
more embellishment.

all in all i like it, but felt it needed
a more realistic backdrop and would like
to have seen it gone into further depth
of detail.

good job!
and again, congrats!!

{ Liz Pezzuto } at: February 2, 2011 at 7:49 AM said...

Congrats! That is exciting news! :)

{ aspiring_x } at: February 2, 2011 at 7:56 AM said...

congrats maybe!!!!!
hooray!!! :)

{ Old Kitty } at: February 2, 2011 at 8:19 AM said...

Ms SE Sinkhorn!!! I loved your story!! I loved it!! thank you!! Well done you!!! Take care

{ Steph Sinkhorn } at: February 2, 2011 at 8:31 AM said...

Thank you for the congrats, everyone! VERY much appreciated!

i'm a superhero - Thanks very much for your insights; they're helpful!

{ Phoebe } at: February 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM said...

Ooh, congrats! I just discovered Hunger Mountain (and submitted to them immediately!). They look like a solid zine. Excited to read this.

{ alexia } at: February 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM said...

Congrats! How exciting for you.

{ Lisa Potts } at: February 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM said...

Congrats, Steph.

Some wonderful imagery. My favorites were like a moon goddess from one of those crazy video games with the CGI people, and Kay’s hair is an oil slick down her back.

{ Lisa Potts } at: February 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM said...

OMG, I forgot! That is a smokin' hot picture of you, girlie!

{ Steph Sinkhorn } at: February 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM said...

Thanks so much to everyone for reading and commenting! <3

And thank you for the sweet compliment, Lisa :D

{ Whirlochre } at: February 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM said...

You are, indeed, a superhero...

{ Andrew Leon } at: February 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM said...

I was glad to finally get to read it! Good job! I'll need to remember to try and find the story that beat yours out to see if I agree with that...

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