History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

“Origin Story” in Heroes of Necessity

| April 28, 2020

“Origin Story” is one of the few stories I’ve written where the first few lines of the story popped into my head and made it onto paper, at which point I realized I loved them and couldn’t possibly change them. Seattle is a city of runners. Every other car has a “13.1” or a “26.2” […]

Heroes of Necessity: Running in Seattle

| June 6, 2019

I got the idea to write “Origin Story” while I was driving behind a car with multiple marathon stickers plastered across its back end. Seeing all of those stickers made me think what Seattle would be like if the zombie apocalypse hit. Would we get fast zombies simply because there are so many runners in […]

“Origin Story” is out!

| January 20, 2016

 My first story to be published in 2016 is now out. My short story, “Origin Story,” appears in the debut issue of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag, which came out on January 15th. And look at that fantastic cover! Love it! My story started out thinking about how the zombie apocalypse might play out in Seattle, […]

November 2015 recap

| December 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 19 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 20 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 14 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 12 Well, November is over, and I don’t have a new novel to crow about. I started NaNoWriMo very strong, completing 20,000 words in […]