It is my pleasure to present to you the second of three 4th place winners from the March 2018 Word Weaver Writing Contest, “Normal Things” by Barbara Anne Helberg.
This was a very good story, as you will see.
Another story that really fit the theme well and was outside of the writer’s usual style, but she really delivered.
Word Weaver Writing Contest Winner
Barbara Anne Helberg
I could envision the locals surrounding the cabin in the Vermont woods. They used the usual perfunctory call-outs: “Police!” — “Open up!” — “Come out with your hands high!” — “No weapons!”
It made me chuckle. There was no one at the cabin.
I had come back to the old Ohio Penneynickel Canals instead, bringing Mother as my — shall I say, captive audience? She was tied to the bow seat of my ouboarded rowboat, immobilized, terrified, captively readied to pay for…
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