Archive for the 'Eighth Annual Solas Awards Winners' Category

Gold Award in Adventure Travel: Of Danger and Beauty

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

By Anna Elkins The citywide siren filled every corner of the house—a house in Tel Aviv without a bomb shelter. During one of the siren’s low levels, I heard Tsach’s voice from the garden, “Anna, come and see.” Barefoot, I ran down the aloe-lined brick walk and came to stand next to him. In the […]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: Inside the Tower

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

by Keith Skinner As we walked into the room, I first noticed the bed—broad, slightly concave, uncomfortable-looking—covered with a thin, antique quilt. But it was the west-facing windows, unusually close to the floor, that caught my attention and brought back the words. I chose the bed downstairs by the sea-window for a good death-bed When […]

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Fish Trader Ray

Monday, March 10th, 2014

by Lisa Alpine “Sitten ze down!” The German’s livid face was as red as an equatorial sun setting through the pollution haze of a Third World metropolis. Flora and I looked at each other. She winked and we wobbled the canoe back and forth with our newly acquired hip-shaking samba dance moves. Again. It was […]

Grand Prize Gold Winner: The Tea in Me

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

by Bill Giebler Packing It looks like a dance floor, a 30-foot-square section of smooth wood among the rough planks that make up most of the flooring, all surrounded by giant locomotive-like drying machines. I’ve been waiting at the cool, dark packing station just inside the front door of the tea factory, and alternately in […]

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