Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit in the title of this post... but being named 2nd Runner Up in the Readers' Choice Awards for the "Halo" short fiction competition hosted by Jason at Clarity of Night is pretty cool.
You can read my entry here, but please don't stop there! Over 80 writers entered, and the stories (especially those that took top prizes) are exceptional.
I'm just happy that some folks found mine to be entertaining. Really, I wrote the story just for the fun of it; I can't wait until the next one!
Thanks to everyone, especially Jason (heck, he had to judge all those entries--probably went through a ton of caffeine!)