Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest winners announced

Felice Bell has been named the winner of the 2016 Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest for her story, “Finding Astrid.” Bell’s entry was one of 55. The final judges were Jake Bible and Katey Schultz, who also named “Hitters,” by Dan Damerville and “Ink,” by Mare Carmody Borgelt as the runners up. The winning stories will be published in the August 24 and 31 issues of Xpress.

The complete list of winners, runners up and finalists follows.

Winner: ”Finding Astrid,” by Felice Bell
Runners up: “Hitters,” by Dan Damerville and “Ink,” by Marilyn Borgelt

Finalists: “Bleak Midwinter,” by Ellen Perry
“Please Pass the Stranger,” by Jim Himmelheber
“The Date,” by Lea McLellan
“West Asheville 1987,” by M. Jean Smith
“Call Me Gibson,” by Rod Johnston
“The Day Hank Williams Came to Bunkum,” by Greg Candle
“In Sylva Time Stands,” by Maria Thomas
“Hanging at the Diner,” by Jan Meriwether
“Unaduti,” by Scott Milhas

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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