A huge thanks to Doug Mathewson and Sally Reno for including me in this year’s Blink Ink 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominations!
This is my first nomination–woohoo!
Pushcart 2015 Nominated piece by Nancy Stohlman:
My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.
The trick, he says, is to just lightly move the fingers. The shark has the frozen, unimpressed expression of all sharks. Are you coming home for dinner? I can’t stop now, he said. It’s only been 9 hours. It’s about goals, he added.
Your mother never taught you the importance of having a real goal.