Saturday, December 5, 2020

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...