Winners from November 5, 2010

1st Place: Dark Moons and Dead People by Liz Bushman
Bushman sends us this spooky half-humorous Halloween treat with her Dark Moons and Dead People. Readers will appreciate her wry tone and expert use of foreshadowing. Perhaps the most intriguing element of this piece is Bushman's subject matter, which, while pertinent to the season, nonetheless avoids the pitfalls of the cliche. It's not easy to write about ghosts and graveyards around Halloween and make it interesting, but Bushman succeeds.
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2nd Place: Plexiglass Possibilities by Sara Darling
Darling's Plexiglass Possibilities acquaints us with a unique perspective on the 'call-back.' Accustomed as we are to the goofy girl waiting three days for her post first date phone call, and the luckless nice guy whose cellphone just won't ring, Darling refreshes us with the "beauty" who has everything to offer. While her tone is sardonic, Darling still reminds us that we've all waited for that call, even if what we hope awaits us on the other end differs.
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A Pilot's Guide to Washington

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