Saturday, August 25, 2012

And then we came to...another beginning

Beginnings are always filled with such promise, such unbridled potential!  A birth, a new relationship, a new job...all these new developments carry such hope and (I certainly hope) joy.  No, they don't always work out, but, at the beginning, we don't know that yet.  :)

As I face the birthing of a new academic year, with all its usual upheaval, I love the sense of anticipation and potential that comes with preparing to meet my set of students.  Every class has its own personality. Every class has its own strengths and weaknesses, its own characters and conflicts, its own reactions to the work we do.  I can't want to see what happens next.

AND I'd like to draw attention to another new beginning:  The Lascaux Review will be running its first-ever annual flash fiction contest at

I'm excited to see the entries, although I haven't decided whether I'll enter yet (and, even if I write something, I'm considering submitting it as a guest writer, not for competition).

The contest involves a visual prompt. Entries are 250 words max. You can find all the details at the link.  Oh, and did I mention there's a cash prize?  Yup. Go click and find out more! 

Here's to new beginnings!


  1. I never knew you were a teacher too! Your students are lucky.

    Looking forward to your entry on Lascaux Flash, guest or otherwise.
    Good luck for the academic year. May the odds be ever in your favor.

  2. Yes, I'm an English professor at a community college. I teach mainly first-year composition and literature & composition courses. Occasionally, I get the opportunity to teach 200-level literature courses. And this semester, I'm also teaching a "report writing" course. I'm lucky to have a job I love. :)

    Looking forward to your Lauscaux entry too!