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Because I'm a Derringer Award Finalist - Melissa Yuan-Innes
I was toiling at the end of my emergency room shift when I got an unusual message. I turned to my colleague and said, “Hey. I’m a finalist for the Derringer Award!” “Congratulations.” “Do you know what that is?” “I assume it’s a writing award.” “It is. For the best short mystery stories published in the English language.” I revelled in it for a second, and then I said, “Do you know what a Derringer is? It’s a pocket-sized knife–”...