“Bits and Pieces” by Lauren Hampton

Winner of the Joanne Harrison Hopkins Literary Achievement Award 2016    Where am I? Flashes, bits of memories, glowing like dying embers in the back of my mind. I could see faces, but not make out any features. Who were these people? I couldn’t make any sense of the images that were jumbled around in my mind.Continue reading ““Bits and Pieces” by Lauren Hampton”

“Pronounced” by Caitlyn Minelli

Winner of the Joanne Harrison Hopkins Literary Achievement Award 2015    Mavis slammed her head against the steering wheel of her black VW bug. “I so don’t want to go in there,” she groaned. When she pulled into the long gravel drive of her family’s mansion she immediately wanted to turn around. Ashby Hall wasContinue reading ““Pronounced” by Caitlyn Minelli”

“No Place Like Hell” by Caitlyn Minelli

Winner of the Joanne Harrison Hopkins Literary Achievement Award 2014    Kira Lane looked around in confusion. She was in a closed cavern with huge stalagmites and stalactites jutting from the floors and ceilings. In some places they had grown to such an extent that each met to form pillars. Flames flickered behind the rocksContinue reading ““No Place Like Hell” by Caitlyn Minelli”

“A Real Ghost’s Story” by Jennifer Dodds

Winner of the Joanne Harrison Hopkins Literary Achievement Award 2014    “Do you really think it’s haunted?” Bonehead-One asked, tiptoeing into the foyer.    “Suzy Anderson came here with Mike Leiber last week and they said they saw her,” Bonehead-Two answered, chomping down on her gum as she followed Bonehead-One.    “The Witch of ToddContinue reading ““A Real Ghost’s Story” by Jennifer Dodds”