December Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Holiday Ode

I can still remember as the embers – like the stars wrapping ‘round the globe – faded last December. We were made together, in November, and I’m reminded of you by the wind; its seasonal scent carrying you back to me with hints of nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon; its chill bites me like you did… Continue reading December Contest Winner: Taylor Skaalrud’s Holiday Ode

Contest Winner: Erin Vance’s “Twelve Weeks and the Virgin Mary Cries for Me”

I have a champagne flute in my hand. The bubbles have gone flat. The liquid is warm. I scan the modest crowd for my date. He is handsome but I don’t love him. I wear a gold dress like the Goddess Brigid. Sláinte! A man smacks his pint of Beamish into my champagne flute as… Continue reading Contest Winner: Erin Vance’s “Twelve Weeks and the Virgin Mary Cries for Me”

December Flash Contest Reveal

Yesterday was 2018, today it's a whole new year, and our December flash contest asked participants to imagine what happens when something that was illegal or prohibited suddenly becomes available. Our two winners, Taylor Skaalrud and Erin Vance, took this prompt in very different directions, though both centred their pieces around the holidays. Erin's political… Continue reading December Flash Contest Reveal