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  • Writer's pictureYasmin Elaine Waring

Treasuring Small Victories


"We must go on because we can't turn back."


Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this soul stirring phrase in Treasure Island. It has been prophetic for me as I slowly work through revisions on Around the World in 72 Days -- what I hope to be my first published novel (commissioned by and in creative collaboration with Level 4 Press). It has been daunting in so many ways, but has helped me become more disciplined in my long-form writing. The experience has inspired me to reimagine other narratives. Like Treasure Island. I took third place in a flash fiction contest sponsored by the Writers Guild of Texas. If you've got 2 minutes, you can read it here. I posted an updated version -- still super short -- here on Medium.


And I will continue to dig for treasure.

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