This damn pandemic has made me spend more time outside. And that's good. I get to do things like boil crawfish for family I haven't seen in a year. But it's also made me hunker down, read, and get the word out about my writing. Which means the patience I thought was done learning after the infancy of my children has been back in the gym for over a year now. I will not tempt the Universe/God by saying I thinking I'm now a patient person.
But patience does have fruits. Soaked was a finalist for the Faulkner Wisdom-Words contest. This one is a doozy: https://faulknersociety.org/2020-competition-finalists-semifinalists/