Cool, a journal section. Didn't see it til today. I finished a short story about 6 months ago called Frederick's Quest For Venlafaxine. It's partially inspired by Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami, and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It's technically my second ever completed short story, although I'd prefer to consider it my first. I submitted to 5 short story contests 6 months ago and was rejected by each, but one publication had very favorable things to say. When I revisited the story recently I could see where I needed to clip clip clip, so I have been the last few days. From ~5k words to ~4k now. School starts again on Wednesday (psychology master's program) so I probably won't be putting in as much work, but I really would hope to have this thing sufficiently edited by the end of April, maybe proofread by 1-2 people. By May, submitted to ~5-ish publications again. I also finished another short story called Bradley's Unconventional Research On Couples, which needs an alpha reader. It's crap, as that goes. But it has merit, and is epistolary and cool. Not directly influenced by anything except maybe my own neuroses. Thanks for reading!