“How the Grinch Stole Thanksgiving” by Anne Vuxton

All holidays are not magical. And everyone’s mother is not Martha Stewart. What happens when a well-intentioned mother dreams of creating the perfect Thanksgiving? Mishaps, mistakes, and misgivings! How each family member handles the problems is insightful and humorous. No perfect families anywhere, but some Thanksgivings are more memorable than others!

“Falling Free” by Marjorie E. Brody

This is a story about the man who found himself at the end of his rope. But no matter how bad things are, there is always a way out…

“Equilibrium” by Laura Hinkle

How would you handle the loss of a leg in a horrific car crash? Our third-place winner for fiction, Laura Hinkle, describes how one young woman met with Triumph and Disaster and the long, arduous road she traveled to find a way to treat those two impostors just the same.

“Imposture” by Marvin Rabinovitch

You’ll be more than impressed with the historic detail Marvin Rabinovitch brings to his story that takes our second-place prize for fiction. His tale of intrigue and betrayal set in ancient Rome artfully represents Kipling’s ideal that “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same…you’ll be a Man, my son.”

“Geriatric Mischief Makers” by Anne Vuxton

Our first-place winner for fiction, Anne Vuxton, “fills the unforgiving minute” with her delightful sense of humor in her story demonstrating the hilariously provable premise that old age is exactly what you make of it–and her characters are deviously determined to make the most of the time they have left!