Monday, April 26, 2010

The Post Wins the Okanagan Short Fiction Competition

Much to my great surprise, my short story, "The Post," won first place in the 2010 Okanagan Short Fiction Competition. The story, written for an adult audience, can be found on the UBC Okanagan website. Thanks to my writing group for their feedback in shaping the story into its final form. Below is a photo of the actual post that inspired the story. If you want to see it, it's located on St. Anne's Road in Spallumcheen, B.C. Wherever you live, it's worth the trip to see it!

The Fraser Valley Tour

The author apprehensively receives a high five from the Spirit Bear outside the White Rock Public Library. (Note the hockey stick held firmly in the left hand, just in case. Although he may look like a jolly old fellow–the bear, I mean– you never really know. That's why you should always have a hockey stick at the ready.)

A special thanks to Ada Con for pulling the tour together.