Warm greetings to all!
Congratulations to our 2016 "This is the Only Story I'll Ever Tell" Competition Winners and abundant thanks to all who entered. The winning stories and poem are presented here for your enjoyment.
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First Place::Gabrielle Moticka
Second Place::Bill Mathis
Honorable Mention::Rachel Bradt
Tricia's poem was the only entry in this category, yet we wanted to note that it is exceptional and more than worthy of its first-place finish.
First Place::Tricia Wagner
About the contest: Entrants were tasked with writing a fictional story or poem that encompassed the theme of "the only story." They were encouraged to interpret the topic in creative ways. It could be the only story they, as the authors, would ever tell; it could be the only story a character would ever tell in their life or about a special topic--for example a grandfather sharing just one story with his grandson. Writers were to use their imagination but make it clear that it was somehow someone's "only story." (Please note that the published entries have received minor editing, with author approval, for punctuation, grammar, and sentence clarity.)