My children were perusing some of my old papers several weeks ago when they happened upon some publications from my last years of high school and early years of college–just prior to my stepping away from writing for a long hiatus.
Upon flipping through some of the anthologies produced by our local college, they came across a couple of my very early works. They were quick to point out that I had failed to mention being published before this year. Honestly, the revelation caught me off guard as I had not considered nor remembered that fact. The decision was made to offer these early samplings here for your enjoyment and critique.