The tired writer had weighed up her odds of publication before submitting. Normally, one in five hundred, maybe. But, given her new status, she figured it was at least ten times less likely.
Her acceptance email after years of trying was a surprise. But the requested biography troubled her. What really mattered now? Everywhere she looked, she saw nothing.
Finally, she turned to the most obvious inspiration. “Beloved wife and mother”, she borrowed from her gravestone. After all, that was her greatest legacy. Besides, she knew enough not to expect anyone outside of friends and family to read her story anyway.
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