Enormous thanks are in order to everyone who read, liked and voted – your support has been invaluable. Thank you!
It was an honor to be shortlisted alongside three talented writers, and to compete against fantastic, intriguing entries. I'd love to read all the shortlisted stories to the end. You should check out those writers – Peter DiChellis, Kate Fellowes and Seana Graham – as well as S.W. Lauden, whose story Fix Me was the winner of Criminal Element's previous contest.
The Cocoon will be up on the site in a couple weeks, along with specially-made cover art which, if the cover for Lauden's story is any indication, should be terrific. It's great to know that one of the stories I'm most proud of will finally be available for reading, and in a superb venue.