The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month.
The finalists for June were:
Last of the Lemons by Christine Nedahl
Her Glorious Face by Laura Besley
The View After the Climb by Bob Thurber
Bedraggled by Lionel Ray Green
At the Bottom of the Lake by Lauren Everhart-Deckard
Panhandler by Alan Kemister
The winner of the June 2019 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…
The View After the Climb
Honourable mention: Her Glorious Face
I’m amazed by the way Bob Thurber’s story paints a picture of perseverance through pain, the ability to continue pressing forward despite a seemingly endless landscape of metaphorical mountains to ascend.
I have to give some recognition to Laura Besley’s story, because of the strength of the imagery. Bob’s contribution will stand as the official finalist for Story of the Year, because I felt he made better use of language and delivered a slightly more complex concept, but Laura’s work was really special.