Spending time at the Chautauqua Institution always inspires me. This year, I was able to spend a few days on the grounds with my some of my family, and that means I was able to submit a story for the contests hosted by the Literary Arts Friends. And I won! For the third time in four years, I received the Charles McCorkle Hauser Prize for Prose. Here’s what the judge had to say about my story:
“Leftovers” uncovers disturbing truths that alight only in the darkness. A simple dinner party turns cruel under the cover of a stormy night. This is a story that haunts the senses. These sentences glow!