Sunday, November 29, 2020

By Michelle Starkey Mechanicsburg, Ohio Second place The weather had turned cold and dreary with rain clouds hovering over the small town of Mechanicsburg when Jim Samuels...

By Jennifer Bryan Paris, Ohio Honorable Mention The frosty morning air stung my nose as I stepped out the door of our farmhouse. My parents’ boot prints...

By Chet Cornman Freeport, Pa. Third place The floorboard creaked and Amy froze. Someone was out there all right. Carefully, oh so carefully, she extended her neck...

By M. Merlin Acker Wooster, Ohio Honorable Mention Farmer Jim awoke early one bright spring morning, traveling to the steep eastern slope on his farm overlooking a...

By Sharon Sweda Huron, Ohio Honorable Mention “Doggone it!” Janet hears Henry’s familiar bellow. She knows, without looking or hearing the stomp of his boots, that in an...

Honorable mention: Sharon Sweda, Huron, Ohio Jacob slumped as Katherine cleared the table around him. Sensing he'd skip choir rehearsal, she chose to pray, rather...

The holidays have a special meaning to all of us. It could be the sights and sounds of the children sled riding down the...

Second place: Mark Llewellyn, of New Castle, Pa. Doreen’s eyes, glassy in this state of reverie, wandered from one hand to the other. Arthritis found...