Grand Prize Winner: “Artistic” Category
“Summer camp, backyard, or wherever; who’s camped overnight in a tent?”
A virtual forest of hands sprang up in the crowded classroom. After hesitating briefly, the foreign exchange student raised her hand, as well.
“You’ve stayed in a tent?” Mrs. Saunders asked her.
“Yes,” Maria said.
“After the earthquake.”
John H. Dromey has had a short story published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, a mini-mystery in Woman’s World, plus fiction online at Liquid Imagination, Mysterical-E, and elsewhere.
Runner-Up 1: “Amusing” Category
“The stars are looking positively wonderful tonight.”
“Indeed they are! Couldn’t have hoped for a clearer night for a spot of stargazing!”
“You know, there’s a lot you can learn from looking at stars.”
“You mean like navigation?”
“That, and the fact that someone seems to have stolen our tent!”
Following the completion of his degree, Nathan Barber is now reading as many sci-fi novels as he can, to find the perfect doomsday machine to make best use of his skills as a nuclear engineer.
The igloos were melting.
On the one hand, the warmer temperatures meant there would be more people around. On the other hand, it meant they’d soon be staying in tents. Tents were easier to break into, Percival the Polar Bear knew, but he found that igloos kept the humans fresher.