Monday, January 11, 2016

Reader's Diary #1241- Carmelinda Scian: A Dragonfly Dashed by My Face


The Toronto Star and the Toronto Public Library just launched their 2016 Short Story Contest and it's got a pretty sweet prize: $5000 plus tuition for the 30-week creative-writing correspondence program at the Humber School for Writers, also valued at $5000. Not too shabby.

Last year's winner was Carmelinda Scian for "A Dragonfly Dashed by My Face." It's got a lot going for it; evocative imagery, compelling setting, but I do wish it had more of a plot. I thought at one point it was going to be a ghost story but that angle just fizzled out. It's basically the observations and thoughts of a young Portuguese adolescent girl.



1 comment:

Eric P said...

I'm clearly biased since I entered the contest myself, but I didn't really rate any of the three winners and runners up all that highly...

Well, they've just reopened it for this year, and I have something cooking again, so we'll see...