I find it ironic that it was a snow day in late February when I got word that my short story, It Wasn't Supposed to Snow, was accepted by Literary Orphans. As a foot of snow fell silently outside cancelling local schools and businesses, I kept reading the email over and over: "If it's still available, we'd like to accept It Wasn't Supposed to Snow for publication..." They're a relatively new magazine, but when I found them, I sort of felt like I'd found home. I loved the look and feel of the site. I loved what they stood for. I loved the beautiful words found inside. And it was thrilling to have a story accepted by them.
Sometimes (well most of the time), things don't go as planned. You think your life is headed in one direction and then suddenly you find yourself in a place you don't recognize. I guess that's what this story is about. I'd love it if you'd go have a read. You can find it here. Also, be sure to check out the entire issue. You have two months to read until the next issue comes out - perfect to keep bookmarked on your phone or tablet.
And because this is also a photography blog, here's what the snow looked like a day later:
I'm always looking for beauty even in life's ugliest moments. And that's what this story was for me.