Downstairs with company this morning enjoying a cup of coffee at the new island bar in the kitchen when an email came in from The New Guard Literary Review letting me know my story “Requiem for a Bantamweight” is a finalist in the Machigonne Fiction Contest.
Final judging will take place over the next few weeks. The winner takes home a thousand bucks, so fingers crossed. We’ll see what happens.
Caught up with an old artist buddy today, George Sanchez. Had lunch at a little Italian restaurant over on 8th Street, then toured his new studio. Nice digs. Saw a painting of his I hadn’t laid eyes on in years, but have always loved. A piece called “Santero.” An interested buyer was supposed to show and make an offer on it. Lucky guy.