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STORY OF THE MONTH: June 2019

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

The finalists for June were:

Last of the Lemons by Christine Nedahl
Her Glorious Face by Laura Besley
The View After the Climb by Bob Thurber
Bedraggled by Lionel Ray Green
At the Bottom of the Lake by Lauren Everhart-Deckard
Panhandler by Alan Kemister

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

The View After the Climb
Honourable mention: Her Glorious Face

I’m amazed by the way Bob Thurber’s story paints a picture of perseverance through pain, the ability to continue pressing forward despite a seemingly endless landscape of metaphorical mountains to ascend.

I have to give some recognition to Laura Besley’s story, because of the strength of the imagery. Bob’s contribution will stand as the official finalist for Story of the Year, because I felt he made better use of language and delivered a slightly more complex concept, but Laura’s work was really special.

STORY OF THE MONTH: May 2019

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

The finalists for May were:

Hitchhiker by Hannah Whiteoak
Fired by Anna Sanderson
Close by Lex T. Lindsay
Forgotten by Trisha Ridinger McKee

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

Forgotten

What a strong crop of stories we had in May… But Trisha’s piece generated such a strong response from both me and the wider audience that she managed to edge out the competition.