The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month.
The finalists for April were:
Everything you need to know about my wife’s Gaelic-Green/Irish-blue eyes. by Bob Thurber
Bad Seed by Melanie Cranenburgh
The Night the News Came by Bob Thurber
Animal Control by Uzair Shahed Islam
The winner of the April 2018 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…
The Night the News Came
Understatement can have such power, especially when presented with a low word count, and that’s exactly what Bob achieved in this story, paired with a metaphor that truly lingers.