Friday, October 18, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 33
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55 Fiction 2018

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55 Fiction 2018



You can say a lot in 55 words. You can kill someone, love someone, or save someone. Tell stories about torture, divorce, or family drama. Make political statements. Riff on societal issues. But there are only a select few who can do it well enough to get published! For the last three decades, the Sun and New Times have brought you reader-submitted stories for the annual 55 Fiction contest. This year, hundreds of entries came from as far away as the Netherlands and as close as Santa Maria. Our 2018 judges include Proofreader Andrea Rooks, New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey, Staff Writer Chris McGuinness, and Calendar Editor Caleb Wiseblood. So get ready for tales with surprise endings, lots of death, and a rabbit or two.

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What do you think about Guadalupe's major housing plans, which include 800 planned homes?

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It's a good idea if commercial developments like big box stores don't follow.
There should be more, but 800 houses is too many.
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