Ligonier Valley Writers Announces Winners
of Ninth Annual Flash Fiction Contest
Once again, the Ligonier Valley Writers' Flash Fiction Contest was infused with international flavor. We received entries from as far away as France—not to mention entries from coast to coast of the United States and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
An overwhelming majority of the entries were from writers who have participated in previous Flash Fiction Contests, including half of the winning entries. In fact, for the first time, we have a repeat first-prize winner.
Competition was intense, and the judging was difficult because we received so many well-written entries with such diverse takes on the subjects of cats, bats, and rats. The judges have judged, the points have been totaled, and now we are pleased to announce the winners!
FIRST PLACE: " 'Ratical' Image Makeover," by Jim Busch of White Oak, PA
SECOND PLACE: "The Bat," by Ron Murphy of Indiana, PA
THIRD PLACE: "Mrs. Welford's Candy," by Ceil Kessler of Greensburg, PA
"Something Old, Something New," by Jan Kinney of Altoona, PA
"Lizzie's Blue Ribbon Borscht" by Georgia A. Hubley of Henderson,NV
"Pink Revenge," by Candace Kubinec of Greensburg, PA
You are cordially invited to attend a reading of the winning entries at Ligonier Beach Restaurant & Lounge on October 5, 2013. Some of the winning authors will be present to read their winning entries. The other stories will be read by experienced performers.
We'll have a social hour starting at noon, readings of the winning stories from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and a chance to chat with the authors from 2:00 to 3:00. Ligonier Beach is at 1752 Route 30 on the east end of Ligonier.
The event is free and open to the public. Keep an eye on Ligonier Valley Writers’ website, www.lvwonline.org, where the six winning entries will be published soon.
Up Next for Ligonier Valley Writers
On October 3, LVW participates in the Westmoreland Day of Giving. Donate anywhere from $25 to $1,000 at www.westmorelandgives.org. Thank you!
On November 9, LVW will present a workshop on how to enhance your creativity, taught by award-winning poet Judith Vollmer. That's at Ligonier Valley Library from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Ligonier Valley Writers has been serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania since 1986. For more about LVW events, publications, and writing contests, visit www.LVWonline.org.