WMRA announces fiction winners

NPR’s Scott Simon found a comfortable couch and read a stack of short, short fiction submitted by WMRA listeners.

The winners he chose are now available for listening and reading at www.wmra.org.

The stories had to fit a five-minute window to air in WMRA’s twice-weekly interview program, “Virginia Insight.”

Fourth place went to Ming Ivory for “Music Lessons;” third place to Jack Greer for “Sunday at Walmart;” second place to Derek Kannemeyer for “9th Grade Diversity Workshop Report by Casey, Martha P,. Martha V., & Josephine;” and first place to Jason Barr for “Crows.”

WMRA Public Radio is a member of NPR and broadcasts a schedule of NPR news and talk programs, with overnight BBC news, evening classical music and weekend folk and blues shows. WMRA can be heard at 90.7 FM and online at www.wmra.org. The website has the complete weekly program schedule.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

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