Today I was published in the fifth issue of Occasus, an online literary journal. What they published was a short story called “The Silver Fish,” which I originally wrote for a grade twelve creative writing class more than three years ago. I always had a special place in my heart for this story, though I had sent it to multiple journals and received only rejections in response. I believed this story was dead; though it resonated with me, it would never be read by anyone but my grade twelve classmates and my immediate family. Today it has found a home at last, and placed third in the contest as well!
I proudly present to you “The Silver Fish.”