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STORY OF THE WEEK: June 17

The story of the week for June 11 to 15 is…

A Dozen Irons in the Fire by Bob Thurber
and
22nd Century Jury by Alanah Andrews

Bob’s story was so powerful, and Alanah’s concept so innovative, that I felt both had to be rewarded!

STORY OF THE MONTH: May 2018

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

The finalists for May were:

Home Security by Mark Farley
To the Grave by Melanie Cranenburgh
Missing River by Eileen Brennan McIntyre
The Art of Disappearing by Patrick Mc Loughlin

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

The Art of Disappearing

Patrick used incredibly rich language to paint a picture of the character who has been cut off from the world. The subtlety is impressive, with so much story around the edges. Even the character’s name seems to have been intentionally chosen as part of the image created in the reader’s mind.

STORY OF THE MONTH: April 2018

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

The finalists for April were:

Everything you need to know about my wife’s Gaelic-Green/Irish-blue eyes. by Bob Thurber
Bad Seed by Melanie Cranenburgh
The Night the News Came by Bob Thurber
Animal Control by Uzair Shahed Islam

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

The Night the News Came

Understatement can have such power, especially when presented with a low word count, and that’s exactly what Bob achieved in this story, paired with a metaphor that truly lingers.