Almost two years ago, my book (shown here) won an award for excellence at In the meantime it has not sold a copy. With today’s news that my story failed the final at the Merril Collection contest, I feel like a fraud calling myself an award winner and living on past glories. I realise I will not win an award a year, perhaps the best course of action is to drop the “Award Winner” tag, and call myself a short story writer.