The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month.
The finalists for June were:
The winner of the June 2018 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…
As Beverly Lucey put it in a comment, Carrie created such a rich ending, with the character facing a crucial choice (one he has obviously had to make many times in the past), layered with a hint at salvation (the bread and wine evoking communion). Add the dual meaning of the title, and Carrie has built a strong idea into a powerful moment.