Waking the Giant
Short story published in Polaris Literary Magazine, Spring 2015. Awarded 1st place for Fiction.They gave me $100, plus my dad liked it.
Recently released the first part of this story as an animated short.
“…He stepped eagerly past the rubble of his earlier creations, now spent from their years of labor, to a four story foot-ladder that creaked in the wind and beneath his pained steps as he climbed. At the top, the wind was strong and stole the breath from between his lips as he looked out across his completed creation: a man carved from the earth, with the nuclear heart of a star…”