2010 Winners and Finalists

We’ve slowly been posting the winners and finalists from the 2010 Literary Awards Program over at the journal. SFWP is a small operation… Well, hell, it’s just me, and Ryan Sparks who volunteers his time to help me with the journal. Come the end of the Literary Awards...

Wooden Nickels

“That boat’s awfully far out.” We were on the beach, playing one of our games (getting your fir cones into the opposing team’s basket). One of the other boys had stopped and stretched out a scrawny arm to indicate a spot somewhere near the horizon. Shielding our eyes...

Someone Like Me

I was eight when Perry Cole moved into Blacksburg. She was special ed. She was tall with string for hair, and no one even saw her. All the special ed kids were invisible, except when they weren’t and we’d snicker and watch our boys toss paper at them, make kissing...

Witness

The boy’s body hit the hood of the Toyota, slammed off the windshield, and then slid, falling out of sight from where Marie stood. She thought it might have been a performance, it happened so quickly, but there was no mistaking the terrible, high-whistle screeching of...