2018’s Matchbook Story Contest Winners!

First Place: Cristina Schaffer

The smell of garlic sizzling woke me up. Mom was home. Hadn’t seen her in four days. Mahjong. Sometimes she won, mostly she didn’t. I dressed for school. At least I got fried rice and spam this morning.

Second Place: Elma Trinidad

I couldn’t cross you Two parallel lines onwards upwards never meeting again

Third Place: Marilyn Rudoff

My brain cracking open in a wily fire sparks small illuminations some call art.

NOTE: Once again our matchbook supplier has missed their deadline (!*@#!) so the physical matchbooks with this year’s winning story will not be available in the Library Shop until the first week of January. Thank you to everyone who entered this year and please be sure to pick up a free book of matches in January and try again in 2019!