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The Story Behind the Story

It's been a few weeks since I was notified, but I am finally getting around to posting about this exciting honor. I have been selected as one of the top ten finalists for my short story, Healing Wings. This contest was sponsored by Family Fiction, which is a monthly publication highlighting the best and latest in Christian Fiction. This contest was judged by some very well-known Christian authors, agents, and editors including the final judging done by Karen Kingsbury herself! Just the thought of Karen Kingsbury reading something I wrote is pretty mind-blowing, and having the judges select my story as one of the top ten in this contest really has me in shock! Since my story was selected for this honor, I will be published (for the first time!) in a short story anthology to be released through Family Fiction. I'll post details about the release of the anthology as soon as I hear more. I was inspired to write this story by a sermon I heard a long time ago which explained that the words "the hem of a garment" (Greek: kraspedon Strongs-2899), refers to the fringe or tassle of a prayer shawl or tallit.