Sooke writer David Reichheld won honourable at the 2019 Islands Short Fiction Contest awards for his work Let Morning Bring Me.
Co-sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Vancouver Island Regional Library, and Vancouver Island University, the awards are open to writers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
More than $2,200 in cash and prizes was awarded.
A total of 127 entries were received this year across three categories: adult, youth, and junior.
Adult – 1. Katy Weicker, Victoria; 2. Jonathan Sean Lyster, Parksville; Dawn Stofer, Denman Island.
Youth – 1. Charlotte Taylor, Nanaimo; 2. Yinan Cao, Nanaimo; 3. Jocelyn Diemer, Campbell River.
Junior – 1. Thunya Dudley, Nanoose; 2. Esmé Iverson, Duncan; Carolynn Warren, Comox.
Most of the winning stories will be posted on the contest website at www.isfc.ca, where past winners may also be read.