STORY OF THE MONTH: September 2019

The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month.

The finalists for September were:

Upside-Down by Hadley Leggett
Roman Holiday by Maura Yzmore
Decay by Lisa Alletson
Immortal Moments by Seth Pilevsky
Create by Isla Elizabeth
Super, Dad by Robert Hoekman

The winner of the September 2019 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…


I can’t say for certain, but I think Isla is the youngest ever winner of a 50WS Story of the Month award! The theme of her story will resonate pretty effectively with this site’s audience, since I know many of you are writers (and submitters!) yourselves. But even leaving the wise choice of topic aside, Isla’s story makes great use of language and imagery, doing exactly what the story describes and creating a world for the reader to fall into. Bravo, Isla!

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