Winners from June 22, 2010

1st Place: Contemplation by Liz Bushman
Bushman gives us a story of place in this week's winning piece, Contemplation. Having granted the reader license to spend the evening with her protagonist, Bushman uses concrete description from start to finish to round and deepen our understanding of this most secret, special hiding spot. Bushman captures what it means to be at peace. Few writers capture the genre so well.
Download and read Contemplation.
2nd Place: Nobody - Nobody Special by L. A. Henderson
Nobody - Nobody Special is an eerie, off-centered piece from the very start. Henderson personifies social interactions in a manner that feels both speculative and everyday, all at the same time. Risky, perplexing, a little odd--what makes the piece such a success is Henderson's careful construction of an otherworldly occurrence breaking into the expected, the normal, the "unconsidered" moment. Readers: you're in for a treat.
Download and read Nobody - Nobody Special.

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A Pilot's Guide to Washington

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