Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - December 3, 2010

Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest, listed below. Winners receive gift certificates to local bookstores or, for adults, cash awards. The stories and author biographies of the winners in the adult category will be published online at www.paloaltoonline.com Dec. 3. The young-adult, teen and child biographies and stories will be published online Dec. 10.

Adults, 18 years and older

1st place: "The Harrow" by Ross Peter Nelson

2nd place: "Solitaire" by Dawn Wood

3rd place: "2012" by Kevin Sharp

Young adults, 15-17 years old

1st place: "Monday" by Caitlin Colvin

2nd place: "Leonard" by Shreya Ramachandran

3rd place: "Escaping Utopia" by Alessandra Occhiolini

Teens, 12-14 years old

1st place; "The Kitchen Maid's Apprentice" by Grace Yukiko Kuffner

2nd place: "The Folder" by Esmee Morris

3rd place: "Once Upon A Homework" by Caitlin Crosby

Honorable mention: "Human" by Patricia Lin

Children, 9-11 years old

1st place: "Double Identity" by Brittany Nguyen

2nd place: "Hawk Lover and Golden Horizon: A Story of Friendship" by Zoe Weiss

3rd place: "An Itchy Adventure" by Emily Wang

Honorable mention: "Maggie Finn's Incredible Escape" by Caroline Hallee

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