S H O R T F I C T I O N

W A T E R S T A R

Two young women adventure into the wilderness to set free a mysterious, symbiotic creature captured decades prior by a young witch in the heart of Russia.

Read online via Drive here.

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T W E L V E

A budding radical in a divided alien colony encounters two nonviolent activists.

First published in “America’s Emerging Writers.” Read online via Drive here.

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T H E

I T C H

In late summer of 1901, my great grandfather boarded a train bound for a log cabin settlement
deep in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. The settlement was called Howardsville.
Its remains still stand outside of Silverton, the home of Hillside cemetery, where his wife was
interred without him. There was no body to bury—
He never made it home.

Read on the Thompson Writing Awards Website here.