I’m still a little stunned.
I really wasn’t expecting to win, it was a strong ballot this year filled with stories I really admired.
Huge thanks to Rhonda Parrish for liking my story enough to include it in Swashbuckling Cats (both also nominated for an Aurora) and to Margaret Curelas of Tyche Books for publishing such a fun anthology. Of course, thanks to everyone who read the story and enjoyed it enough to nominate it, and to everyone who participated in voting for this year’s awards.
Thank you all for reading.