Fiction’s connection to the community


Today, The Acorn reveals the winners of its 12th annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. It’s not easy to write poignant prose in just 100 words, but the talented contestants in our under-18 and 18-and-over age groups proved they were equal to the task. We received more than 60 submissions, and read stories that piqued our imagination, made us laugh, and tugged at our heartstrings.

This year’s winners were a little, say, on the dark side, but after more than 18 months of pandemic, who can blame...

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