It's not like I've been dead or nothin'. I have been doing a little writing. Like the short story I submitted to an NPR contest that had two simple rules: 1) the story must be read in less than three minutes, and 2) it must start with the sentence, "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally decided to walk through the door."
I did not win. I think I came in 4,672 out of 6,000. I don't know for sure but it just feels about right. If you care to, click here to read my submission.
By the way, click here if you care to read the winner. I don't mind losing to this story. It is remarkable.