2020 Contest Finalists

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Congratulations to the Finalists in the 2020 Annual Writing Contest:
SEEING the WORLD in 20/20

Finalists are listed here by category in no significant order. Winners will be announced at the SWW annual meeting to be held October 3, 2020.


Donald De Noon, “Were-Not-Talking-Sesame-Street-Here”
Paula Nixon, “The Visitor”
Patricia Walkow, “Marked-down Dog”


Robert Stuart, “WheelChair Liberty”
Joe Brown, “Hey Coach”
Melinda Smith, “The Girl in Patan Durbar Square”


Leonie Rosenstiel, “Sidelights on the WACs during World War II”
Jonathan Chisdes, “Is 1960 Epic “Exodus” Lost in Time?”
Gregory Walke, “Dreaming of Yew”

Historical Fiction

Lynn Doxon, “A General’s Dilema”
Linda Triegel, “Night of the Bells”
Dana Starr, “Hills and Valleys”


Rose Marie Kern, “The Lamb Cake”
Bonnie Hayes, “Southwestern Spectral Spectacle”
Robert Speake, “Once Upon A Time In The Garden of Eden”


David Knop, “Payback”
Sherene Gross, “Deadly Envy”
Linda Triegel, “Stranger in Town”


George McFall, “One Good Trick”
Mary Candace Mize, “Zsofi”
Barb Simmons, “The War Within”

Sci Fi/Futuristic/Fantasy

Bob Montgomery, “THE DALES OF ZIN”
John Cornish, “Meeker Has Rights”
Kimberly Rose, “Depth”

Social Consciousness

Jennifer Trotter, “An Extraordinary Incident”
George McFall, “Descansos”
Mary Therese Ellingwood, “The Urn”


Lisa Durkin, “Teaching and Learning Online in a COVID-19 World”
Desiree Woodland, “Goodnight Moon”
Francis Rose, “Jeremys-Journey”


RJ Mirabal, “Nuestra Senora de Dolores” (Our Lady of Sorrows)
Nathan McKenzie, “The Visitor”
Larry Greenly, “Reflections in Rosewood”

Poetry: Animals

Dodici Azpadu, “Cows”
Jesse Ehrenberg, “The cat and I”

Poetry: Biography/Memoir/Travel

Sylvia Ramos Cruz, “To See Where You’re Going, Look To Where You’ve Been”
Robert Stuart, “SPLITS”
John Cornish, “RENTAL”

Poetry: Cultural/Historical

Nathan McKenzie, “We Were”
Prncess Miller, “Children in the Cave”
Jesse Ehrenberg, “In the time of the great pandemic”

Poetry: Humor

Charles Powell, “Can Not”
Charles Powell, “How Cold is it?”

Poetry: Social Consciousness

Sara Gray, “EVOLUTION”
Joanne Bodin, “Eye of the Hurricane”
Mary Dorsey, “Once Upon A Time…When We Could”

Poetry: Spiritual/Philosophy/Self-Help

Frank Stephens, “Welspryng”
Carl Hitchens, “The Sun Rises”
Charles Powell, “Bad Wants Company”

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