Best of the Storytelling Contest

Sometimes being with you feels like being a pearl with a crescent moon. There is a hollow, warm and safe, ready for me to snuggle into. I feel the warmth of your attention and a satisfied feeling from the comfort and ease of our interactions.

Your head is wrapped in sheets of cloth.
I have never seen your eyes
But I do wonder what your eyes have seen.

I do not know if I can ever look you in the eyes.

As I touch your hand,

This submission earned an honorable mention in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

This submission earned Amber Por third place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category. I’m still figuring out the best version of myself;

Ben Mansky's "Mason" won second place in the Storytelling Contest photography category.

This submission won second place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

This submission won second place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

 

Child, I

           lay him supine upon the funereal table

viburnum-skinned, blent

It was my first day off after a string of emergency department shifts as sub-intern, and I was sad. I wished that I wasn’t. I wanted to rewrite the feeling, as if I could delete it like a line of text and type in something hopeful and upbeat in its place.
This submission earned Nina Escueta the first place winner of the Storytelling Contest's creative writing category. Mangoes, ripe and green, to start off the day Balmy breezes singing, whispering ‘stay,’ Orange skies painting, fruit-filled trees bending

When you want to learn something new, the first order of business is practice. After putting in some effort, you can hopefully keep doing what you learned — whether it’s parallel parking or standing backflips — on the next day, and the next.