Slackjawed with Amazement
I hesitated. I mean, I love New York, but it's expensive, and frankly, January is not the best time to be there.
"Say yes," Gavin said.
"Yes," I said.
That's how I learned that I was nominated for the Story Prize. I wasn't allowed to tall anyone until the official announcement today. And I've spent the last days thinking that I was mistaken and it would turn out to not to be true. But it appears it is.
"Now in its second year, The Story Prize, an annual award for books of short fiction, honors three outstanding works chosen from among a bumper crop of exceptional collections published in 2005. The three finalists are: The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison, Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh, and The Hill Road by Patrick O'Keeffe."
I still don't believe it.
Here's the website, not yet updated with the nominees.