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Posted on: September 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Winning stories of our 2020 Flash Fiction Contest

Courage and a Clock: Stories by the winners of our 2020 Flash Fiction Contest

From August 31 - September 7, 2020, we asked for submissions to our first ever Flash Fiction Contest. The contest was open to Pinellas County residents in three age brackets: Child (age 8 - 12), Teen (age 13 - 17), and Adult (age 18 and older). The library awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize in each age bracket. Submissions had to be 1,000 words or less and relate to our theme: Courage and a Clock. Prizes were gift cards to Tombolo Books, an independent bookstore in St. Petersburg.

Congratulations to the winners of the contest:

Click here to read all the winning stories in one document.

Child (Age 8 - 12) Bracket

1st Place: Sally P. Rozelle for the story "Dellian: Imagination Avenue"

2nd Place: Logan Muhleisen for the story "The Time Twister"

3rd Place: Alisa Shevtsova for the story "Grandfather Clock Secret"

Teen (Age 13 - 17) Bracket

1st Place: Shireen Isakson for the story "Courage and a Clock"

2nd Place: Sofia Mendoza for the story "Obsessive Clock Disorder"

3rd Place: Alatheia Anderson for the story "Midnight"

Adult (Age 18+) Bracket

1st Place: Nanette Davis for the story "An Unlikely Superhero"

2nd Place: Ginger Herring for the story "Facing the Bully"

3rd Place: Lynn Taylor for the story "One Small Act"

A zine (booklet) containing all the winning stories will be available at the library for a limited time. Pick up your copy today!

Again, thank you to everyone who submitted a story. It was very difficult to choose the winners.

Although these are the winners of this contest, there are no losers. We hope you will keep your work and use it to inspire other projects.

Click here to visit the contest webpage.

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