When I first received the email from Fireside Fiction, I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes. They accepted my story! The feeling it evoked within me was pure and utter joy. This would be my first actual published work with a reputable magazine. (Not to say I’ve been published by disreputable ones).
This story is wholly inspired by my mom’s story though I have definitely amped up the excitement in it.
I really hope you enjoy it: https://firesidefiction.com/reaching-beyond.
P.S. The cover art is BADASS. I love it.