Many years ago I started to write a piece called Baby Girl Normal: An Arc in the Family Circle. I can say it is still a work in progress and has transformed from poem to short story. On March 9, 2012, I received a notice from the Unterberg Poetry Center 92 Street Y in NYC. It read, "Timothy Donnelly, poetry editor at Boston Review, and Monica Ferrell selected my work (this piece since edited by me) as one of the top 50 semi-finalists for the 2012 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Contest. They received almost 700 manuscripts." It was an honor to be chosen.
When I write lesbian/gay themed stories, I write predominately for people who do not understand our lives. Yes, I am a lesbian. If you do have issues with that, go look in the mirror and point a finger at yourself, not at me. But do take the time to read my writings because I write for you, more than anyone else... to help you see we are more alike than different.