Sunday, May 22, 2022

By Kim Villalva Millington, Tenn. First place The phone call shocked Vernon Lee. He had won first place in the library’s Children’s Christmas Story Contest. He shifted...

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 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...

Third place: Maryann Lepovsky, 65, of Lucinda, Pa. All the lights were out in town except for the bright orange Rexall sign on the corner...

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 Marie Walker Leetonia, Ohio Honorable mention Tears flowed from my eyes while I hung the little red and white stuffed elf. It was Carol’s favorite Christmas...

Winner: Alejandro Villalva, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army Reserve, 42, San Antonio, TX Richard sat silently, transfixed, his entire attention riveted to the photo that...