"A compact, tense story about one of our greatest fears, a gun in school. Artfully constructed with shifting narratives, the plot races to an ending that is unexpected but strangely believable."
Local readers may already be familiar with the story, but last month, I entered a local short-story contest judged by John Grisham and took first prize. The quote above is Grisham's response to the story. The story is about a gun in school resulting in a lock-down. The story can be found online here: A Small Brown Box.
If you take the time to read it, I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks to "the HooK" magazine and its editor Hawes Spencer for sponsoring the contest, to John Grisham for judging, and to all who have read the story and responded so positively.