Hey John, thanks for joining the 'Fairytale group'. Your write up resonates with the 'genre' I feel drawn to, a mix of magical realism, fantasy, not dystopian or sci-fi, and definitely with a positive outlook. Congratulations for being long listed for the BNA (something I'm hoping to achieve with my first novel). I look forward to reading your work (if you want to share it). Where did you publish your short story?
My short story is in Stories for Homes, published in aid of Shelter, along with stories by many other people you are likely to meet in Townhouse or at the Festival of Writing. Great to meet you here - I'm still finding my way around!