Mike Tuohy, Exit of The Gladiators-- A parish priest finds himself caught up in an imbroglio during a typical day in the school wing... until, faced with an overzealous teacher, a revelation strikes with the force of an epiphany!
Molly Knox, Felix and Sarah-- "Can we ever truly know someone?" Sarah asks Felix at the party where they first meet. Can Felix provide any answers, allowing himself to be known? This gentle story provides several possible paths...
Andrew Davison, As The Lake Lapped The Pier-- Summer camp is coming to a close and Ceci has some audacious plans with the musical star of the campfire, the counselor Van, which she shares with Armand, her true soulmate-- if only they can find each other in time! Contest Runner-Up!
Emily Taber, Anything Good-- When Eleanor, recently widowed, loses her only son in a car accident, she becomes immured in her house-- until a friendly neighbor, Cassie, and her husband move in next door. Can deliverance from her isolation be at hand for Eleanor? Everything may have a price, however, depending on who's ringing up the sale... an effective character study! Contest Winner!
Christopher Williams, The Fireman-- Adrift in Los Angeles in a dry season, David has an interest in making an impact on his immediate environment-- which, may, in fact, keep growing bigger. A steady-eyed character study of a man whose self-control is on auto-pilot, this is a gripping account!