3rd Place – Paris At Sunset And Into the Night…

It’s official! The winners of the 2019 Stratford Rotary Short Story Contest have been announced! My story PARIS AT SUNSET AND INTO THE NIGHT, about a lesbian couple coming to grips with a cancer diagnosis while taking an impromptu trip to Paris, tied for 3rd place in the competition!

A new beginning, she said. A chance to reconnect. To say we needed one was more than a little misleading. We’ve never been closer. I was more than willing, however, to accept Annie’s reasoning on calling it a new beginning on our year instead of on our lives. It’s only early June and I’m ready to pack this year away and never look back on it. When Annie mentioned Paris, it took me three seconds to say yes.

And now we’re here and I’m trying my best not to regret our spontaneous decision. We’ve left so much chaos back home, I find it difficult to focus on anything else.

So begins my story. I will refrain from posting it in its entirety here, as I heard there would be an anthology of winners in the future.

Congratulations to all the winners, including SHARON FRAYNE who I know from the Muskoka Novel Marathon. Sharon took 2nd place. (-:

By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

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