This months contest had 52 submissions. The top ten are listed below:
Rob Burton — The Storyteller: A man who walks the Earth in perpetuity chronicling the lifetimes of those he touches. Rob was born in Birmingham, UK and currently lives in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. Rob’s story will be published in IP’s Annual Anthology of Thought, along with the other monthly contest winners. Congratulations Rob!
These authors will have their stories featured in our quarterly e-Zine MOTIF.
Deanna Mc Neil — The Sexual History of America: an exquisite poem about the genetic history of the world.
H.J. Ross — Jazzie: The story of children of different races dealing with the signs of racial prejudice in their neighborhood.
Becky Kapjon — The Circle of Love: A family experiencing the phenomenon of birth and adoption, and all that goes with it emotionally.
Lance Corbett Feyh — Old Folks Home: A grandson visiting his grandfather in an old folks home finds love while his grandfather has a curious relationship of his own.
Steve Pool — Old Tommy: A man in a retirement home reminisces with an old friend about wartime and their life in their twilight years.
These authors will have their stories published in our Sunday Short Story blog series.
Michael Recto — The Upper Twenty Percent: Four humanoids contemplate their role as the Upper Twenty Percent charged with protecting humanity.
Laura DiNovis — Hunting: A young girl, being trained to hunt, contemplates her feelings and the animals she hunts.
Megan Russ — Light to Lead: A woman, trapped in her depressive world, finds a reason for her light to shine once again.
J.B. Talyor — A Dragon Unbound: