Congratulations to Caitlin O’Neil, the second-place winner of our Winter Short Story Award. As a result of the competition, Caitlin signed with literary agent Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman. We’re thrilled for Caitlin and love connecting writers to agents. Read Caitlin’s winning story, “White Out,” here, and check out more on our Short Story Award by clicking here.
“There was something familiar about her solitude, something that felt like a correction.”
The snow had started the way it always did, quiet and perfect in the night. Three weeks later, it still hadn’t stopped. It wasn’t much, just an inch or two a day. But it was adding up. The governor had closed the roads so the big trucks could come through with supplies, but Tess snuck out for more firewood.
When she saw him—walking like a man but so clearly a boy—she powered down the window.
“Get in!” she shouted.
He shook his head. “You shouldn’t be out here.”