The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month.
The finalists for August were:
The winner of the August 2020 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…
I Point at the Shadows in Lieu of What I Dread
So many emotional layers get wrapped into this piece, from the joy and relief of an arrival home to the amusement at a child defending a parent with a Nerf gun, and then the more complex thoughts around the child being afraid of a monster under the bed without the parent home to help, but the child having enough courage to prepare to fight the monster for the parent’s sake. I really love this story.