Archive for March 1st, 2010

Fourth Annual Solas Awards Winners Announced

Monday, March 1st, 2010

After a long and difficult judging process we’ve posted the winners of the Fourth Annual Solas Awards. Read these remarkable tales in our Great Stories section and be spirited away. Congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions, and to all who participated. The entries were superb this year. See our Awards page for a list […]

Grand Prize Gold Winner: Ashes of San Miguel

Monday, March 1st, 2010

by Tawni Vee Waters There’s bones on the beach. There’s ashes in the jar. Ghosts in the air laughing at fools in the bar. But somewhere inside, this river don’t run to the sea no more. Give me a sign, amigo, can you tell me, Did you go down laughing when you finally fell? “Ashes […]

Grand Prize Silver Winner: We Wait for Spring, Moldova and Me

Monday, March 1st, 2010

by Kevin McCaughey It was a mistake, finishing that bottle of Kagor.  But with no heat and no lights, no TNT all night movies, there wasn’t much to do, except wait for spring. But that was last night.  This morning, outside my apartment block, the bare trees clump with snow, and the potholes in the […]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: The Train at Night

Monday, March 1st, 2010

by Gina Briefs-Elgin According to Hasidic tradition, thirty-six “saints” (lamed vavnik) are hidden in the world at all times, holding it together through their secret good deeds.  Disguised as socially marginal figurespeasants, porters, and homeless, nameless wanderersthey appear among strangers and, through their seemingly trivial actionsor even through nuisance they causebring about shifts in people’s […]

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