Cynthia Stock Published in the Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2022
by Writing Workshops Staff
11 months ago
Congratulations to workshop student Cynthia Stock! Her nonfiction piece "A Final Deployment" was named Honorable Mention in the 2022 Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest!
The 2022 contest received 2,441 entries. Judged by Mina Manchester, Cynthia won $200 and publication. You can read "A Final Deployment" here.
BIO: Cynthia Stock retired after 43 years in Critical Care Nursing. During her career she pursued creative writing through various institutions and mentors. She enjoys being a 71-year-old who writes fiction and nonfiction gleaned from fragments of an ordinary life. Short works have appeared in Memoryhouse, Shark Reef, The Manifest-Station, Lunch Ticket a-la-carte, HerStry, as well as several anthologies. The Final Harvest of Judah Woodbine was published in 2014; it follows the challenges faced by a polio survivor long before PTSD was identified, including the accidental shooting of his wife. Her current work in progress is autofiction, Clocked Out: A Nurse's Life After Hours.