Waasnode Fiction Prize winners announced!
Guest judge Anne Valente has selected "The Boy Who Arrives in a Box," co-written by Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich, as the winner of the 2018 Waasnode Short Fiction Prize.
In “The Boy Who Arrives in a Box,” we are drawn as readers into a world where children arrive the same way that iPhones do: in sleep mode, ready for programming. Across this sharply drawn, incisively written story, we witness a parent program and control--and also love--a mechanized child who ultimately pushes back. Poignantly narrated in a distinctly drawn world, this story pulls us into the lives of one family's experience with parenting, and into the possibility that love means letting go.
"The People of Fruit" by Cameron Moreno
"Something Practical"by Noah Bogdonoff
"It Goes Both Ways" by Kate Simonian
"Gestation" by Mia Caruso
"A Body More Flesh Than Bone" by Nina Sudhakar
"Stage Four" by Kate Wisel
Look for the winning stories in the upcoming Issue 40 of Passages North. Thanks to everybody who entered!