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STORY OF THE WEEK: November 22

The story of the week for November 16 to 20 is…

Extra Time by David Holloway
and
Songs for the Light by Noriko Jayasekera

Been a while since we had a double, but I wanted to honour both of these!

STORY OF THE MONTH: October 2020

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

The finalists for October were:

Mourning Mama by Yash Seyedbagheri
Every Tuesday by Lisa Marie Lopez
She Rises by Mary Haynes
A feather and a boy by Anne Catherine Vassallo

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

Mourning Mama

The phrase “A cracked word” is a brilliant ending to an emotionally evocative piece. Yash has been contributing excellent work to the site for a long time, and this is one of his best.

STORY OF THE MONTH: September 2020

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

The finalists for September were:

Inbox Emptiness by Yash Seyedbagheri
Drowning by Ran Walker
The Boy in the Box by Robert Markovich
Swept Away in a Sea of Gray by Le Anne Welder

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

Inbox Emptiness

Yash has made excellent use of language to craft a wonderful portrait of the character without relying on direct description. The character’s depth makes it easy to draw out empathy from the reader. All around a very well executed story.