It took me three years to write this personal essay. And I’m still in shock seeing my name in print in the table of contents of a literary journal. But mostly I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for all the people who read my crappy first drafts and held my hand through the processing of this story. And also grateful to Bat City Review for selecting and publishing my first piece!
(For now, to read the essay, it has to be purchased online; but it’s only $10, this literary journal is one of my favorites, and it’s a lovely investment in a worthy writing community!)2