The Schaumburg Library has announced the winners of the recent Flash Fiction contest, in which entries had to be less than one thousand words.
In the Adult category, first place is "Full Circle" by Barry Jones, second place goes to "The Threads that Bind" by Lawrence Frank, and the third-place winner is "Perfect Day" by Kimberly Lewis. The first-place teen entry is tied with "Christmas Lights in June" and "A Casual Conversation," both by Sabine Oliveros. The second-place teen winner is "Zooming into the Year 2115" by Ella Saputra, while third place is "An Interesting Trip" by Harper Funkhouser.
For the five to seven-year-old youth category, first place goes to "The Boy and The Robber" by Charles Morse, second place is "The Brave Princess" by Nandini Unni, and third place goes to "The Adventure Dog" by Malhar Abhijit Patil. In the eight to eleven-year-old category, the first-place winning entry is "Mr. Efai" by Natalia Oryl, with second place going to "Happy Girl, Hushene" by Natalie Auyeung. The third-place winner is "The Truth: Why Dogs and Cats Hate Each Other" by Alandee Abhijit Patil.
The library holds many programs throughout the year to help writers enhance their skills and learn about the publishing industry. For a full listing of the Schaumburg Library's upcoming writing groups and programs, see the August-September Library Guide, or go online to www.SchaumburgLibrary.org.