I got a simple email last night. It read:
Greetings, Wayne: “This is just a note to say that the editorial team chose your piece, “A Simple Purse,” as one of their six Pushcart Prize nominations. Congratulations!All the best,
Great Oogly-woogly. I have always envied the people who can post on Twitter about Pushcart nominations or other awards. Now one of my stories has made that list.
A Simple Purse is my attempt to capture what it was like watching my father go through my mother’s belongings after her death. it’s deeply personal. It first appeared in 300 Days of Sun, the lit mag at Nevada State College.
I have posted it on my website now, so you can read it.