Archive for February, 2012

Grand Prize Gold Winner: Protected

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Peter Wortsman It was my last night in the lavish villa on the lake in Berlin-Wannsee where I had holed up for the winter. A noted Indian economist was scheduled to lecture on the underlying causes of the global financial crisis and its effects on the developing world. Call me an escapist, but I […]

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Spirals — Memoir of a Celtic Soul

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Erin Byrne If you do not bring the kind eye of creative expectation to your inner world, you will never find anything there. —John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara A shell-shaped spiral emerged in my center when my child-eyes first beheld the rugged cove outside the cottage where I was born on the west coast of […]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: Mysterious Fast Mumble

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Bruce Berger A plunge into Spanish at its worst proved, in retrospect, an odd stroke of luck.  The year was 1965 and I arrived in Spain ignorant of the language, though fluent in French from six years of study.  It was the beginning of Generalísimo Franco’s last decade as dictator as well as the […]

Sixth Annual Solas Awards Winners Announced

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Yes, the judging is over and we’ve announced the winners of this year’s Solas Awards. The “Awards page” has all the news. Many thanks to all who participated, and to all who enjoy great writing.

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