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Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest, listed below. Winners receive gift certificates to our sponsoring bookstores or, for adults, cash awards. The stories and author biographies of the winners are published online at

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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