The wait is over! You can now find out the meaning of the opening line of my short story MIAMI SNOW: “The morning after I arrived in Miami, I opened the window shades in my bedroom and saw eight inches of snow.”
The answer is in the 2nd line. And I promise it has nothing to do with cocaine.
The story is in the Fall 2013 issue of Mysterical-E Magazine:
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What I find amazing is the creative process: I woke up one morning with the first line in my head. I have no idea where it came from, but I knew I had to write a story around it.
Writing it made me appreciate just how much effort short story writers have to put into crafting their stories. It was a good discipline for someone like me who’s a pantser, not a plotter, and tends to digress from the main plot.