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STORY OF THE WEEK: March 19

The story of the week for March 13 to 17 is…

The Feeling of Guilt Felt in Private by a Child by John Gabriel Adkins

I’m sure we can all identify with the complex emotional landscape of childhood, and this story evokes that very well.

STORY OF THE WEEK: March 12

The story of the week for March 6 to 10 is…

Mothering Sundae by Tamsin Seymour

The emotional depth of this story is so surprising, which increases the potency.

STORY OF THE MONTH: February 2017

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

The finalists for February were:

Welcome by Angela Brett
The Bells by Hannah Froggatt
Oneiric by Pntius Paiva
Over by Joan Trueman
Trapped by Mark Farley

The winner of the February 2017 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…

Over

Joan mentioned in a comment that she was attempting to demonstrate the writing principle of “show, don’t tell.” I’d say she succeeded!

STORY OF THE WEEK: March 5

The story of the week for February 27 to March 3 is…

Constellations by Jonathan Kosik

This was one of the strongest weeks of stories I’ve ever had the privilege of publishing on the site, and Jonathan’s story capped it off with a brilliant cocktail of emotions and art. Wow.

STORY OF THE WEEK: February 26

The story of the week for February 20 to 24 is…

A double!

Welcome by Angela Brett

I’m always a fan of unique characters and using a moment to imply backstory and future events. This story is so much bigger than its single character interaction!

STORY OF THE WEEK: February 19

The story of the week for February 13 to 17 is…

A double!

The Bells by Hannah Froggatt
and
Oneiric by Pontius Paiva

Great artistry and imagination from both authors. We had a very strong week and now and then I’m forced to expand my rule-set a little!

STORY OF THE WEEK: February 12

The story of the week for February 6 to 10 is…

Over by Joan Trueman

Subtlety and understatement are great techniques, and Joan used that approach here with an excellent example of “show, don’t tell.”

STORY OF THE MONTH: January 2017

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

The finalists for January were:

If… by Kamalinii
2:00 am by L.S. Engler
Vampire by Alexandra Keister
Fake Smiles by Carmen Olowu
Arte Verborum by Ingrid Jendrzejewski

The winner of the January 2017 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…

Arte Verborum

From the very first phrase, we’re hooked into this story, drawn into the idea of an “enchanted” book. Then we discover the nature of the enchantment, and it’s such a joyful thought, perfectly crafted for the community of readers and writers that frequents this site.

STORY OF THE WEEK: February 5

The story of the week for January 30 to February 3 is…

Trapped by Mark Farley

We’ve come to expect nothing less than this kind of creativity and depth from Mark. Another great contribution!

STORY OF THE WEEK: January 29

The story of the week for January 23 to 27 is…

Arte Verborum by Ingrid Jendrzejewsky

The joy of reading is important to so many people. Ingrid did a great job of celebrating that joy in her story.