And occasionally I might get asked to dance.
Just getting this far has generated lots of support and kudos from the writers and readers who read the ms. and gave me really invaluable feedback on it.
Also this week, I was asked by the Arts Council of Surrey to read at their 40th. Anniversary event in Sept. A year or so ago my short story Skim Milk won in the fiction category of the Surrey Stories contest, which went along with a photo exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery.
While I was thrilled to accept the invite, I did ask that they review the story to ensure it is the tone they want at this gala event. It is, as one of my writing peers says, 'one of Lois's bleak little stories.' Luckily, I have a couple of cheerier pieces I can pull out it they'd prefer.