Fifteen-year-old Erin Spence of Parksville recently placed third in the provincewide Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest.
Her winning story Snow Globes is a vivid, touching tale that goes deeply into a tender, healing moment shared by a mother and her young son as they remember the husband and father who has passed away.
About placing third in the Junior Authors contest, Spence said: “I am very happy to have placed third. I didn’t think I even had a chance in the competition.”
This year, 58 stories were submitted from 17 municipalities across the province.
Kyra Wilson, a 14-year-old writer from Qualicum Beach, placed 16th in the same category with her story‚ The Silent Crash.
For more on the Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest visit www.juniorauthorscontest.com.
— Submitted by Laura Thomas