Short Story Publication: "With You" in HamLit 2020 Summer Issue

Lately I've been working on a variety of short stories in order to keep improving my writing skills as I work on long-term professional projects. Thrilled to share that one of those stories has found a home! My speculative fiction tale about a punishing deal with the devil, "With You," is now published in HamLit's 2020 Summer Issue: Second Place.

This piece started as a terrifying nightmare that forced me awake in the middle of the night. One thought lingered as I wiped sleep from my eyes and tried to convince myself that this was only a dream: what if you lived forever, but had to die every day?

Oh, and also you can't scream, but trust me, you'll really want to.

As much as I've been diving into horror in my short stories lately (to the surprise of no one, given the current state of the US and world), I've been doing my best to give my stories uplifting endings. Hopefully "With You" will restore at least a little bit of faith in humanity.

Many thanks to my partner Bo R., my best friend Travis G., and the Village Books Fiction Writing Group, all of whom helped this piece get to its final version.

Thanks in advance for reading "With You" in HamLit's 2020 Summer Issue: Second Place!

Copyright Alexandra M. Lucas 2020

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