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2015 Christmas Contest Results

Tweet   CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to the winners of the Tenth Annual Christmas Story Competition sponsored by JournEzine! This year’s contest was simply AWESOME with so many amazing entries! More than one of the judges commented on the inspiring entries as they read and judged the stories. Each of the entrants is to be commended for more »

HONORABLE MENTION: Change of Heart by Victoria Carnell

December 22, 2015 by  
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Tweet Marigold smiled as she surveyed her creation. Her gingerbread house was identical to the picture in the magazine. She wiped her sticky fingers on her apron. The phone jangled in the background, and she heard her husband Phil’s muffled voice. His heavy footfall loomed. She held her breath. He poked his head around the more »

HONORABLE MENTION: The Music Box and the Street Urchin by Debbie Roome

Tweet The shop was dark and gloomy, an assortment of bric-a-brac and ancient furniture with an incongruity of tinsel draped here and there. “I knew you’d get down here quick, Meredith.” “Well good afternoon to you too, Gertrude.” The proprietor resembled the stock in the store. Old, parts in need of repair, but intrinsically valuable. more »

HONORABLE MENTION: All We Have To Do by Kristine Lowder

Tweet Bills were piled high. The cash my husband and I had squirreled away for Christmas went toward emergency car repairs, a trip to the E.R., and replacing a dead fridge. December 25 loomed on the calendar like a dreaded neon sign. Full to the brim with frustration and fretting, there was little room in my more »

THIRD PLACE: The Red Cup by Maria Taormina

Tweet Elise was the last person to leave the coffee store on Christmas Eve.  She knew it was a busy night for him and never left cookies and milk.  She figured for all the houses he stopped at he must be all cookied and milked out.  She brought her lunch box with the picture of more »

SECOND PLACE: Enough Room by Donna Powers

December 22, 2015 by  
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Tweet Have you seen Callie?” I shouted across the lawn. Brandon looked up shoveling the walkway and gazed quickly across the front and back yards. He shook his head no. He went back to work, but I was worried. Callie knew we were going to the hospital to see Grandpa Bob today, and she had more »

FIRST PLACE: A Hoarder’s Heart by Mari LaVell

December 22, 2015 by  
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Tweet On Christmas Eve I pulled my SUV into the virgin snow of my dad’s driveway. Everything appeared exactly how I expected. No sign of life and stacks of newspapers, empty Folger’s cans, boxes and junk cluttered the front porch and appeared to be holding the dilapidated house erect. Dad wasn’t always a hoarder, but more »

JournEzine’s Tenth Annual Christmas Story Competition: Let Every Heart … Prepare Him Room

December 2, 2015 by  
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Tweet It’s that time of the year again and we hope you’re as excited as we are as we begin JournEzine’s Tenth Annual Christmas Story Competition!  This contest is a meaningful and fun way for authors of all ages, from all walks of life, and at all levels of accomplishment to celebrate the birth of our more »