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THE CENTRAL COAST WRITERS 2012
SPRING CONTEST

"CALIFORNIA GOLD" WINNERS

TO READ WINNING 1st PLACE ENTRIES, CLICK THE WINNERS' NAMES

(406 Entries—151 Entrants)

Category—POETRY—Rhymed
Judge: Lee Ann Russell, author of How to Write Poetry—Ballad to Villanelle
(73 Entries)

 1st Place ($250) 

  Stephen J. Wersan  

  Ridgecrest, California 

 Member East Sierra Branch 

 Title: Parts Per Billion 

 1st Honorable Mention 

 Catherine Moran  

 Little Rock, Arkansas 

 Non-member 

 Title: Stonethrower  

 2nd Honorable Mention 

  Von S. Bourland  

 Happy, Texas  

 Non-member 

 Title: Retiring in Style  

 3rd Honorable Mention 

 Manfred Luedge 

 Aptos, California 

 Non-member  

 Title: Villanelle Nightmare 

Category—POETRY—Unrhymed
Judge: Maria Garcia Teutsch, editor of Homestead Review, Hartnell College
(221 Entries)

  1st Place ($250)  

  Marian K. Shapiro  

  Lexington, Massachusetts  

  Non-member  

  Title: Rape

  1st Honorable Mention  

  Helga Kidder  

  Chattanooga, Tennessee  

  Non-member  

  Title: X-Poem  

  2nd Honorable Mention  

  Aaron K. DiFranco  

  San Francisco, California  

  Non-member  

  Title: Garden Guerrillas in the City  

  3rd Honorable Mention  

  Claude Blackwood  

  Memphis, Tennesse  

  Non-member  

  Title: Moose

Category—PROSE—Short Fiction
Judge: J. Roderick Clark, Editor of Rosebud Magazine
(51 Entries)

  1st Place ($250)  

  Robert Walton  

  King City, California  

  Non-member  

  Title: Like a Thorny Child  

  1st Honorable Mention 

  Harold E. Grice  

  Salinas, California  

  Member Central Coast
 Writers Branch  

  Title: The Mystery of Missing Things  

  2nd Honorable Mention  

 Mark Twain
 Donnolo Beren  

  Monterey, California  

  Member Central Coast
 Writers Branch  

  Title: The Rest of the Story of
  the Celebrated Jumping Frog
  (as Simon Wheeler might have told it if
 he hadn’t been called to the front yard.)  

 3rd Honorable Mention  

  Donnolo Beren

  Monterey, California  

  Member: Central Coast
 Writers Branch  

  Title: The Prisoner  

Category—PROSE—Short Non-fiction
Judge: Barbara Callahan Quin, Editor of Great Spirit Publishing
(61 Entries)

  1st Place ($250) 

  Tia Creighton  

  Redwood City, California  

 Member SF/Peninsula Branch  

 Title: I Blame Dorothy Hamill 

 1st Honorable Mention  

  Ange Crawford  

  Corvallis, Oregon  

  Non-member  

  Title: Flamenco Dancing on My Heart  

  2nd Honorable Mention  

  Bob Weiss  

  Bakersfield, California  

  Member Writers of Kern Branch  

  Title: High School Reunion  

  3rd Honorable Mention  

  Cheri Love  

  Monterey, California  

  Member Central Coast
 Writers Branch  

  Title: Memo to Self