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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Peaslee

"A Lucky Star" Publication Announcement!

A pencil drawing of a female tightrope walker, wearing a leotard, with arms and legs covered in stars.
"Tightrope Walker" by Jem Yoshioka is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

I am officially published!

My short story "A Lucky Star" has been published in the BarBar lit mag, which you can read online for free. It's about a circus performer, named Star, who learns how far luck can take her.

I'm really excited. I had a great time researching details for this story, like historical circus facts and regional dialects.

It's wild to look at the original draft and compare it to the published version. I added so much more immersive detail during revision, cut out unnecessary parts, and added scenes to "show, not tell." Editing is key!

Anyway, thanks for reading—and if you like it, be sure to subscribe so you can be the first to know when my other stories come out. I have two more in the pipeline currently.

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