Third Place: The Taking Tree by Evan Dicken narrated by Karen Bovenmyer
Second Place: Legal Tender by Stephanie Malia Morris narrated by Alexis Goble
First Place: Two Step by Drew Czernik narrated by Austin Malone
The Taking Tree
by Evan Dicken
I deserve to die for what I’ve done, just please don’t bury me.
I’m reaching out because I got no one else. Even my lawyer keeps asking where the bodies are buried. I wish I knew. Then I could chop the damn thing down, but the tree don’t work like that.
I see it sometimes–out in the yard, beyond the prison fence–waiting for me. At night, I dread the moment when the heater clicks off and all that’s left is the rustle of leaves in the vents.
Sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. (Continue Reading…)