Five--no, make that six--winners were declared earlier this morning in the third annual Watery Grave Invitational Short Story Contest, organized by The Drowning Machine. From a field of 19 writers, here are the victorious short stories and their authors:
1st Prize: “Run for the Roses,” by Chris La Tray ($50)
2nd Prize: “Fingerprints,” by Eric Beetner ($35)
3rd Prize: “A Pocket Full of Horses,” by Chad Eagleton ($20)
4th Place: “Hard Times,” by Ian Ayris (a bye into the next WGI)
5th Place: Tie -- “A Game of Hide and Seek,” by Patricia Abbott, and “Too Much Too Young,” by Nigel Bird (byes into the next WGI)
The Drowning Machine’s Naomi Johnson says she’ll post the top three stories as the day goes on. We’ll add links here as those tales appear.