An interview with Room's 2016 fiction contest winner, Leslie Beckmann.
I’d been hoping for a kitchen full of balloons, a bouquet of flowers, all my favourite food. A hand-drawn banner: Welcome Home Tasha. Maybe even a Happy 14th Birthday, though my birthday wasn’t until tomorrow. I’d been away from my family all summer.
I shed my pelt on the shoreline,
leaving the warmth of the
glossy grey coat to shiver
and head for land.
Deadline Extended to July 31. First Prize: $1000 + publication (in each genre). Fiction judged by Doretta Lau, poetry judged by Marilyn Dumont.
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We were born beneath the water
in the darkest depths of the lake
We rise, our hooves rumbling
spewing lake water, muzzles dripping
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