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

The finalists for June were:

Camino by Rosemary Boyd
Spider Legs by Jo Withers
22nd Century Jury (a reverse story) by Alanah Andrews
A Dozen Irons in the Fire by Bob Thurber
Dependency by Carrie Backer

The winner of the June 2018 Story of the Month, and the $10 prize, is…


As Beverly Lucey put it in a comment, Carrie created such a rich ending, with the character facing a crucial choice (one he has obviously had to make many times in the past), layered with a hint at salvation (the bread and wine evoking communion). Add the dual meaning of the title, and Carrie has built a strong idea into a powerful moment.

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