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STORY OF THE MONTH: August 2020

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

The finalists for August were:

Kneel by Eric Persaud
I Point at the Shadows in Lieu of What I Dread by Graham Robert Scott
The Lion and the Lamb by Linda Vigen Phillips
Anti-Racism Haiku by Dan Brook
A Lost Moment by Patrick Yu

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

I Point at the Shadows in Lieu of What I Dread

So many emotional layers get wrapped into this piece, from the joy and relief of an arrival home to the amusement at a child defending a parent with a Nerf gun, and then the more complex thoughts around the child being afraid of a monster under the bed without the parent home to help, but the child having enough courage to prepare to fight the monster for the parent’s sake. I really love this story.

STORY OF THE MONTH: July 2020

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

The finalists for July were:

Eating Year-Old Frozen Wedding Cake by Bob Thurber
Cracked Lives by Yash Seyedbagheri
Fate and Folding Laundry by Cheryl Caesar
Plot Hole by Jenn Linning
Defined by CMF Wright

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

Cracked Lives

The theme is a sadly familiar one, but Yash’s delivery of the metaphor is excellent and well deserving of being called the best story of July.