A Featured Fire

On the magic of ManyStories

Andy Spears
1 min readOct 28, 2023
Email message from ManyStories

I have written quite a bit about my experience sharing stories over at ManyStories.

It’s an interesting site for writers — a way to get your work in front of a new audience.

So, I was thrilled when I received the note pictured above.

A featured story.

I’m not exactly sure how they select the features, but it is nice to have a story in front of new readers.

I suppose I’ll see if the feature leads to a few new readers on this piece.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece that captures the torment that plagues the mind of one of the story’s characters:

He’d built the magical world — all in his head. And she was there, waiting for him to claim it all. And he burned it all down instead.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .