the winner of vicbooks Scrawl Short Story competition.
Micah Timona Ferris with her story, Apples.
There was a great mix of stories submitted this year, leading to an enticing shortlist. But it was the sense of completion, an embedded, subtle history in Apples, giving Micah’s narrative and characters a feeling of depth and memory that finally swayed the judges.
Congratulations Micah, your prize – $200 dollars of book vouchers, a vicbooks’ tote bag, coffee vouchers and some excellent books – is well deserved. It is worth mentioning that Micah also made the shortlist in the poetry stream of Scrawl.
See Micah’s short story here and keep an eye out for it in the next Salient magazine, an Artist’s edition.
We want to thank Booksellers NZ for their kind help in supporting this competition