So, yesterday I won the Australian Horror Writer’s Association short story competition. ‘Always a Price’ is a nasty little story about a nasty little cat. It’s an idea that’s been *ahem* clawing away at me for a little while, and I’m glad to see it do well. Congrats to the other winners and honourable mentions, and thank to the judges and organisers! You know, the first story I ever put out into the world placed third in the AWHA Flash Fiction competition. So somehow, this feels… right.