The stories “(Cre)mate”, “Saturday Night,” and “Cowbird” stood above the others in their originality, their vivid and precise language, and their depth of insight. All three are prize-worthy. Congratulations to the writers for their quality work.
Angie Abdou, Flash Fiction Judge
1st: (Cre)mate by Karen Rivers
2nd: Saturday Night by Edythe Anstey Hanen
3rd: Cowbird by Andrea Bishop
Honorable Mention (alphabetically)
High Heels by Carolae Donoghue
Small Town Weather by Derek Hanebury
No Time to Wait by Doug Long
Tortilla Hands by Arlene Purvin
Information about the winners:
(Cre)mate, Karen Rivers
Karen Rivers is the author of twenty four novels for middle grade and young adult audiences, as well as the adult novel, The Tree Tattoo. She is currently writing a literary thriller and teaching a course about Harry Potter at the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria with a flock of budgies, two dogs and two kids.
Cowbird, Andrea Bishop I write fiction and reside in Vancouver, BC.
Saturday Night, Edythe Anstey Hanen
Edythe Anstey Hanen is a writer who lives on Bowen Island in British Columbia. She has published award-winning stories in several magazines and anthologies including Room Magazine; Prairie Fire; National Voices and Waiting: An Anthology of Essays. She has published articles in The Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Hamilton Bay Observer and is a regular contributor to Mexconnect, an online magazine for travellers to Mexico. Her debut novel Nine Birds Singing, published in January, 2018 is a finalist in the Whistler Independent Book Awards.