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STORY OF THE MONTH: April 2019

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

The finalists for April were:

Fifty-Word Story by Richard Day Gore
Physics and Astronomy by G. Allen Wilbanks
Ephemera by Maura Yzmore
Innuendo by Susan Gale Wickes

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

Fifty-Word Story

The title sets this up to be a meta-commentary on the little genre we all share here at 50WS, but the story itself is so much more than that. We see many different takes on dementia, aging, and loss from our community, but it’s rarely executed as well as Richard accomplished here.

STORY OF THE MONTH: March 2019

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

The finalists for March were:

Still by Miriam Stein
Almost There by Ron. Lavalette
Anniversary by Susan Gale Wickes
Before the Fall by Tanya Zilinskas
The Door by James Geneser

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

Almost There

If you didn’t already realize that I’m a huge fan of subtlety and character development, use this selection to confirm it. Honourable Mention to Before the Fall for its clean premise and strong execution.