The Birth of Zale’s Tale

In June 2018, I entered my first ever short story writing competition. The Theme: Beach Fun. The Setting: Rehoboth Beach. The Problem: I’d never been to Rehoboth and had no idea what kind of beach plot would be of interest.

But I like stories about mermaids and learned that the they are a hit in Rehoboth Beach, too. Since stories about mermaids have saturated the market, I wrote about a merboy and his initial adventure on land. Learning about Rehoboth Beach via maps, pictures, and historical articles was a ton of fun.

About a month later, I received a phone call saying my story made it into the Beach Fun Anthology. Then, I joined other authors for the book signing at Browseabout Books in November.

This year, I wrote part two of Zale’s story. Although not picked for the Beach Dreams Anthology, I am one story closer to completing the planned short story trilogy. But who knows? Zale’s tale just might take me to other far away places.

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