Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - December 10, 2010

Winning words

Short Story Contest celebrates local writers

Once again the Palo Alto Weekly honors some of the best fiction writers in the community with its 25th annual Short Story Contest.

This week we've published the first-place entries in the child, teen and young-adult categories, which cover such topics as a rivalry between two young writers, a forbidden friendship between a princess and a servant, and a look at an average Monday from multiple perspectives.

A video of the Dec. 9 reception at Kepler's Books and Magazines is online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com, along with more notable stories and author information. The first-place adult story was published last week.

The Weekly thanks each of the writers who entered this year's contest as well as Ann Hillesland and Judy Clement Wall, who chose the top entries in each category to send on to the judges.

Thanks also to our judges, and to contest co-sponsors Bell's Books of Palo Alto, Kepler's of Menlo Park and Linden Tree of Los Altos.

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