me (as Carla Brumble), "Facing Myself in the Dark", my first published short story
Just reread it for the first time in years, and I still like it, I'm still proud of it. I was afraid of that embarrassed cringe as I realized how juvenile and heavy-handed it was, but, no. Would I edit it differently now, all these years later? Yes. But does it still stand on its own as a fine short story? Yes, I think so.