Archive for May, 2013

Grand Prize Bronze Winner (tie): Moving West, Writing East

Friday, May 17th, 2013

By Tom Miller

I moved west to escape the East. I stayed west to inform the East.
This took place in the late 1960s, when the anti-war movement and its cultural twin were both flowering. There’s that window of opportunity we all have in our early 20s when there’s nothing—love, family, job, mortgage, [...]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner (tie): Storykeepers

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

by Erin Byrne
Alchemy: A power or process of transforming something common into something special; an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting.
—Merriam-Webster Dictionary

“I haven’t been a saint my whole life, but I have done this one thing.”
—René Psarolis

As we crossed the Champs d’Élysées, I looked past Rogier’s blond curls and the rumbling beast of traffic to [...]

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