BHC student writers celebrated in new Flash Fiction Contest

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The Writers Guild student organization at Black Hawk College recently announced the winners of its first-ever Flash Fiction Contest.

The writing competition was a “thrilling challenge where keeping it short meets its brilliance.” Students had from April 9-23 to craft “captivating stories within the tight limits of 250-600 words.”

Out of 22 submissions, the Top 3 were:

  • 1st – Olivia Gratton of Moline – “The Substitute” – $100 Amazon gift certificate
  • 2nd – Dori O’Dell of Cambridge – “Fingers of Death” – $50 BHC bookstore certificate
  • 3rd – Vix Dang of Rock Island – “Question” – $25 Amazon gift certificate

The contest sponsors also presented four additional awards:

  • Most Climactic – Reice McCormick of Clinton, IA – “My Cryptic Mind”
  • Best Dialogue – Grace DeVrieze of Sherrard – “Don’t Whistle at Night”
  • Most Creative Concept – Justine Boelens of Geneseo – “Endless Serenity”
  • Most Emotional – Taylor Folsom of Erie – “The Day I Met God”

Awards were presented May 7 at the Writers Guild Grammy Night.

Read the winning entries (PDF).

Pictured at the event are Writers Guild member Katie Miller, Writers Guild advisor Gina Wilkerson, Writers Guild members Julian Martinez, Eren Fasbender, Heath Rice, Isabel Vega, Gabe Smith, Kali Patel, Justine Boelens, Marissa Weiner and Jasmine Vega.

10 students and their instructor on stage in theatre

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