Postcard Stories From Geist Magazine

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  09.19.07 | 1:41 PM ET

imageGeist Magazine recently sponsored its third annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest, in which entrants submit a postcard and, most importantly, an original very short story inspired by the card. It’s a great concept. Well, the magazine has now posted the winning entries. The six winners vary considerably in terms of their connection to the postcards (at least to a reader’s eye) but are all good reads with a strong sense of place. My favourite is Hardly At All by Ross Bragg, whose entry was based on the postcard pictured here.

He writes:

And I guess we’re even now ‘cause I don’t really think about you really at all. Maybe zero times. Maybe one time, but it doesn’t count. Fishing for pickerel, but believe me it’s not what you think. It wasn’t the lake or the loons. And it had nothing to do with the place they met on the surface of the water. The reflection of the loon on the water and the reflection of the water in the loon’s eyes, it had nothing to do with something like that. Trees had nothing to do with it either.

Geist is now accepting stories for the fourth annual contest.

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Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

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