Snow Micro Challenge Winners

An inside look into the Vocal Curation Team's favorite stories from the Snow Micro Challenge

By Vocal Curation TeamPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

We think of snow as cleansing, purifying — but thinking outside the box is never a bad idea. For our Snow Micro challenge, our Grand Prize winner Dane BH conjures up light flurries in her winning entry, Our Tribe. Dirty gray city snow mounds in piles before melting away, an effective but never forced metaphor for a friendship that has thinned and frayed beyond survival. This is a brief masterclass in effective storytelling.

Congratulations too to second-place winner Ellen Stedfield, who has her first challenge placement for Snowman, a spookily magical tale about a boy and his wintry creation. “Boy, spirit, and winter's magic coincided in that moment,” she writes. It’s the culmination of a “desperate dream”, and very nicely done.

Our runners-up include april’s A Dream of Snow, which takes us into a dystopia where there white stuff may not be what it seems; Why, Why, Why by Hannah Moore wishes to transform rain to snow to mutate grief — it’s a swift, moving meditation. In Joe O’Connor’s Orange in a Storm a vixen hunts for her cubs in swift, shivering suspense. We felt a chill as we read all your entries, your flurries of words that called up hushed and frosty worlds.

You can check out the full list of winners HERE and learn about our current challenges below:


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  • Idogho Oghale2 months ago

    Congratulations to the winners

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Looking forward to reading some of these that I’ve missed! Loved the challenge of snow🙌

  • To each and every Challenge winner, congratulations! Fantastic work, and I'm eager to delve into these engrossing tales!

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Congratulations to all the Challenge winners! I look forward to reading all of these entries and many of the other submissions as well!

  • Caroline Craven2 months ago

    Some brilliant stories in here!

  • M. Lee2 months ago

    Congratulations to all!

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    Congratulations, everyone!! This was such a an awesome challenge, proud to have been able to submit alongside you all 💙💙💙

  • Just Daniel2 months ago

    Congratz congratz ^^

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Congratulations, all!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Congratulations to All !!!

  • Bonnie Bowerman2 months ago

    All so wonderfully done! Congratulations all round! And thanks for such an engaging challenge!

  • Madi Haywood2 months ago

    Congratulations everyone! Amazing micro stories!

  • Liam Storm2 months ago

    Congratulations to everyone who placed! I haven't read many of these, but I will make my way through them!

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    Congrats everyone! Well done!

  • Hayley Matto2 months ago

    Congrats!!! Awesome pieces!!

  • JBaz2 months ago

    Congratulations, the stories were both very powerful in different ways.

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Congrats to everyone!

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  • Amy Black2 months ago

    Congratulations everyone! :)

  • Ashley Shiflett2 months ago

    Congrats everyone! Great stories!!! ❤️

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