Now that I have your attention.  Ah, the short story…it does so much.  Short stories are the source point for plays, movies and novels.  It gives the writer a chance to practice putting together a story with a limit on words or pages.  Either way it’s great practice.  Two short stories of mine will be submitted this week, When I wore Panty Hose-a homage to the 80’s and A Lantern above the Treehouse-a 45-year-old divorced woman finds herself in South Africa are being submitted  to Glimmer Train (3,000 words) and the Iowa Review (25 pages) contests.  LA Carlson