My short story “Waking the Forest” received an Honorable Mention in the 1st quarter of the 2012 Writers of the Future Contest. It feels a bit like a parting gift. K.D. Wentworth, fantasy and science fiction author, and the coordinating judge of the Writer’s of the Future Contest, passed away last week. I’m sorry I never had a chance to meet her. Thank you, K.D.. It’s a double honor to get this recognition.