And the Microstory winner is…

A TEST by Shayla Hawkins

On April 1, John Edgar Wideman invited aspiring writers everywhere to submit their own microstory for possible inclusion in future copies of Briefs. It was a unique way for this literary master to connect with his readers.

The competition was fierce, submissions plenty and the talent overwhelming. But the time has come to announce the winner of The John Edgar Wideman Microstory Contest.

We are pleased to say that Shayla Hawkins’ microstory “A Test” was chosen to beĀ  included in a special edition of Briefs. She will also receive a complimentary signed copy of the book from Wideman. “A Test” is about how even the smallest actions of our mundane daily lives are actually tests that we all pass or fail .

A heart-felt congratulations to Shayla Hawkins and special thanks to all the very talented writers who submitted their microstories.

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  1. Shayla Hawkins

    I don’t know if it’s possible to have a happy heart attack, but that’s almost what happened to me when I found out Mr. Wideman selected my microstory as the winner of his contest. Honestly, I almost fell out of the chair!! This is SUCH an honor, and I am delighted beyond measure to have received it. Thank you so much, Lulu! And thank YOU, Mr. Wideman! :o)

  2. Brenda Joy Dobson

    Congratulations, Shayla! Great job, colleague. All the best.

  3. congrats shayla.

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