Congratulations to Signe Bergstrom, Anthony Howcroft, and Marie Smysor Watson.
Our second-place winning story was inspired by several trips to Venice.
A universal story must also be a specific one.
As Miss Maudie says in Mockingbird, “People in their right mind never take pride in their talents.”
The novelist and National Book Award winner shows that there is big power in the short story.
The short story writer looks slant at real life to create compelling fiction.
Meet Lydia, a cheerful woman on the hunt in New York City for her parked car. Despite vibrant memories, her loyalty to the past is trumped only by the fact that it doesn’t exist outside of her imagination.
A spy has 24 hours to kill on the lam. Will he make it through them alive?
A little girl confesses a sin that has yet to occur in this gripping tale set in Ireland.
The parallel story that juxtaposes the importance of a single piece of rice.