2013 Short Story Contest Winners
First Place: Dallas Woodburn of Ventura for "Slowly, Slowly, Without Much Notice"
Second Place: Karen Gorback of Thousand Oaks for "Dancing with Dreams"
Third Place: Shlomo Kreitzer of Camarillo for "Message from Sharon"
Mal King of Santa Paula for "Weathering the Storm"
Patricia Caloia of Ventura for "Revenge"
Giselle Lumas of Simi Valley for "Truth or Dare"
First Place: Grace O'Toole at student at Newbury Park High School for "Colorblind"
Second Place: Angelina Martin a student at Nordhoff High School, Ojai for "Inherently Human"
Third Place: Sarah Redner a student at Newbury Park High School for "A Journey Through Shades of Grey"
Max Morales at student at Villanova Preparatory School won all three honorable mentions for "The Date," "Constellation," and "The Last Look in Their Eyes"
"We welcome the public to celebrate our local winners," said Kate Sexton, President of VCWC. "Each year the crowd grows as the community comes out to welcome our winners and listen to their winning short stories. The club appreciates the continued support of The Ventura County Star, for judging the finalists and publishing the winning stories.