Johnston County Writer’s Short Story Takes Second Prize in Contest

NC Potter Marsha Rogers’ clay chickens, which feature in Cindy Brookshire's winning short story. Source: Cindy Brookshire
NC Potter Marsha Rogers’ clay chickens, which feature in Cindy Brookshire's winning short story. Source: Cindy Brookshire

A Pine Level, North Carolina writer, Cindy Brookshire, has been awarded Second Prize in the annual Carolina Woman Magazine Writing Contest.

Brookshire’s short story, “Ain’t Just a River,” was inspired by the work of artist Marsha Rogers of Backporch Pottery in Benson, North Carolina. The story has been published in the May/June issue.

Author Cindy Brookshire
Author Cindy Brookshire

The backstory on this winning piece has been shared by the author at cookies4nataka.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/my-story-in-carolina-woman.

In 2018, she received Honorable Mention in the Carolina Prize Writing Contest for her piece, “Miranda at the Rail.”

Brookshire is active in the local writing community and a core part of the Johnston County Writers Group. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month, with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30pm, at the Selma Public Library, 301 N Pollock Street, in uptown Selma, NC.

Carolina Woman Magazine’s Writing Contest winning stories, including “Ain’t Just a River,” may be read here.

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