First Place - Trey Akin (Contributor)
"Sheesh, just because he discovered fire doesn't mean he has to be a show-off about it."
Second Place - Jed Knight
"He's been practicing since first light."
Third Place - Rhea Legion (Contributor)
"In the second act he pays tribute to the sun God."
Brooke Barnett-Morgan's The Madness of Big Granny's Christmas won this month's short story contest.
"I am so speechless that I won," said Barnett-Morgan. "I'm still trying to catch my breath about it all."
Barnett-Morgan's nonfiction piece about a 14 year-old girl's experience at her grandmother's Christmas party at a local community center was a clear stand out among the applicants.
"I was so captivated by the fact that this was based on a true story," said Hilddy Posey, one of this month's judges. "It was truly stranger than fiction. You just can't make this stuff up."
When notified of her win, Barnett-Morgan still seemed sensitive about the Mooseville Journal Record's recent apology.
"I admit I was a bit miffed after our issue with the Mooseville Journal Record," Barnett-Morgan said. "But, on a lighter note, I am very pleased to share my story with the beautiful people of Mooseville."
A panel of judges from outside Mooseville selected the winning piece.
"The judges had no knowledge of the author when reading the submissions," said Marsha Clementine, MAC president. "It wasn't until after they had selected Big Granny that we told them Mrs. Barnett-Morgan had written the piece."
Barnett-Morgan won a free print from the Mooseville Art Museum for her efforts.
MAC would like to thank everyone who submitted to this month's contest.
The Madness of Big Granny's Christmas
Based on a True Story
by: Brooke Barnett-Morgan (Contributor)
"Art doesn't have to matter to a lot of people to matter a lot." - Jeb Dickerson
Sponsored by: MAC
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