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STORY OF THE MONTH: March 2020

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

The finalists for March were:

Wrong Room by Bec Lewis
Holes by Alison Carroll
Winter’s Child by Casey Laine
Offering by Melody Leming-Wilson
Aging by Vernae Coffee

The winner of the March 2020 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…

Holes

My favourite thing about Alison’s story is how understated and indirect it is, which renders the emotions into something more abstract, difficult to grab onto. I imagine that’s what this level of grief can sometimes feel like, abstract and indirect with moments of sudden, intense clarity that eventually fade back into the abstract.

STORY OF THE MONTH: February 2020

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

The finalists for February were:

Next Day’s Receipt by Andrew C. Nosti
Your Pills by Jennifer L. Freed
Palindrome II by Pontius Paiva
Shelf-mates by Amanda Quinn
How Long Do You Wait? by Ursula Hoult

The winner of the February 2020 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…

Your Pills

It’s been a while since we received new work from Jennifer, and she delivered a characteristically powerful, evocative, poetic piece.

Next Day’s Receipt and How Long Do You Wait? were both also excellent stories, easily capable of winning, but Jennifer managed to outdo them with her use of language and the message she delivered.