Fiction Finalist Mandy Stango

Aug 30, 2016 by

People Like Us   As I got ready to leave the liquor store, empty handed, the cashier pointed at the discount table. Sitting near...

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Fiction Finalist Laurie Myers-...

Aug 30, 2016 by

The (Violation of) the Pigeonhole Principle You stand in the doorway to watch him leave. He bends to pick up his guitar. He puts it...

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Poetry Finalist Heather McNaug...

Aug 30, 2016 by

The Breakup I said, more loudly this time, “We’re breaking up,” then the line went dead, or the signal cut out—what do you say now,...

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Nonfiction Finalist Minna Dubi...

Aug 30, 2016 by

You & Me: The Prologue Age 3 – When we are the same You You run down the big stairs to find your father in his basement workshop,...

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Fiction Finalist Josh Zancan

Aug 13, 2016 by

  Sycamore River   We were on the path that ran along the Sycamore River in 1993. The mid-morning air was still wet and...

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Poetry Finalist Addison Peacoc...

Aug 13, 2016 by

Love Does Not Look Good on Me   Love has never blinded me, But it doesn’t quite match my eyes. And I hate the idea of a naked...

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Nonfiction Finalist Sonja Boon

Aug 13, 2016 by

  French Kiss   “He kisses like a garbage can.” That was Pauline’s assessment when I told her about a man I’ll call...

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Poetry Finalist Kathlyn Meyer

Aug 12, 2016 by

  Ragdoll   She was physically rich. When she walked all hunker, swagger she could hear “mm-mm” a block before and after....

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Fiction Finalist Max Schloner

Jul 18, 2016 by

  I Wish We’d Ruined Each Other   “I have to go,” I say, and I mean it. It’s the coldest night of a year that’s barely...

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#6WordsAboutLove     DEC 2015 WINNER: Cupid's arrow — for me, a boomerang. (Chantal.Diniz)     FEB 2016 WINNER: Take the last chicken wing, darling. @leonicka    JAN 2016 WINNER: I love you. Say it back. (Lena.Fraquelli)    My eyes closed, your hands clenched. @KishaFerguson    no good reason to ration love @martinjanello    MAR 2016 WINNER: Best licked off your warm tongue. @dtweetly    I can always remind you again. @dlylyly    My love is dark, chili chocolate. (Bernadette.Carroll)    #6WordsAboutLove