The Binnacle

Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Competition (2012)

Prize for Poetry
Erik Svehaug - Married Love, Year Thirty

Prize for Prose
Cynthia Tracy Larsen - The Loyalty of Legs

Prize for Humor
Lisa Ricard Claro - A Twisty Thing

UMM Student Prize
Jordan Gilletti - Roots

Honorable Mentions
Rasheeda Azam - The Faithful
Lucy Bacon - Meeting the In-laws
Karen G. Berry - Caught
Christine Bodine - Octogenarians at rest
Marcy Campbell - Julia
Carol Carpenter - Strawberry Girl with Heart
Sally Clark - Fresh Baked Bread
Kathleen Clauson - Into the Blue
Sue Ann Connaughton - Maternal Behavior
Tucker Cummings - Ethernet Connection
John Davies - Clothes Make the Man
K. S. Dearsley - Plucked from Obscurity
Ellen Denton - He Sleeps
Christina Wos Donnelly - Creation Myth
Juliet Escoria - Little Thieves
Joan B Flood - 87
Sue Mayfield Geiger - Cafeteria Couture
Toni Giarnese - Area Closes at Dusk
Donald Gibson - Pineapple
Chad Greene - Uniform First
Louise Hegarty - Requiem
Debbie Okun Hill - Behind Her Back
Liz Hufford - Speed Dating
Christopher L. Irvin - Moon Boots
Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam - Business
Mara Klecker - Illusion
Jerry Kraft - Reaching
Michelle Lau - new friend
Ellen La Fleche - Chalice of Adoration
Laurie Merritt Larkin - Pie
Robert A. Lindblom - First Impressions
Shawn Marie Mann - Anything for a Sale
R.F. Marazas - Absence, Presence
Jude Marr - Still Life
Natalie McNabb - Here Lie the Chicken Bones
Amber G. Meade - Reflections
Lyn Michaud - What Memories are Made Of
David Mohan - Thistleseed
Ellen Birkett Morris - Butterfly Maneuvers
Robert Montroll - Baking
Katelyn Morris - Prose Poem
Nora Nadjarian - Tell Me Words
Maureen Paley - Upon Reading an eHow.com Article Titled "How to Publish a Poetry"
Samantha Priestley - Scars
Joel Shulkin - Child’s Play
J. M. Sirrico - Jump
Diane Smith - Interlude
K. Matthew Smith - Days of the Week
Toni Somers - Victims
Dawn Sperber - Finnegan’s Gaze
Nate Worrell - The Butler’s Waltz
Fehmida Zakeer - Snipping with Scissors

Honorable Mentions

Rasheeda Azam – The Faithful

Lucy Bacon – Meeting the In-laws

Karen G. Berry – Caught

Christine Bodine – Octogenarians at rest

Marcy Campbell – Julia

Carol Carpenter – Strawberry Girl with Heart

Sally Clark – Fresh Baked Bread

Kathleen Clauson – Into the Blue

Sue Ann Connaughton – Maternal Behavior

Tucker Cummings – Ethernet Connection

John Davies – Clothes Make the Man

K. S. Dearsley – Plucked from Obscurity

Ellen Denton – He Sleeps

Christina Wos Donnelly – Creation Myth

Julia Escoria – Little Thieves

Joan B Flood – 87

Sue Mayfield Geiger – Cafeteria Couture

Toni Giarnese – Area Closes at Dusk

Donald Gibson – Pineapple

Chad Greene – Uniform First

Louise Hegarty – Requiem

Debbie Okun Hill – Behind Her Back

Liz Hufford – Speed Dating

Christopher L. Irvin – Moon Boots

Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam – Business

Mara Klecker – Illusion

Jerry Kraft – Reaching

Michelle Lau – new friend

Ellen La Fleche – Chalice of Adoration

Laurie Merritt Larkin – Pie

Robert A. Lindblom – First Impressions

Shawn Marie Mann – Anything for a Sale

R.F. Marazas – Absence, Presence

Jude Marr – Still Life

Natalie McNabb – Here Lie the Chicken Bones

Amber G. Meade – Reflections

Lyn Michaud – What Memories are Made Of

David Mohan – Thistleseed

Ellen Birkett Morris – Butterfly Maneuvers

Robert Montroll – Baking

Katelyn Morris – Prose Poem

Nora Nadjarian – Tell Me Words

Maureen Paley – Upon Reading an eHow.com Article Titled “How to Publish a Poetry”

Samantha Priestley – Scars

Joel Shulkin – Child’s Play

J. M. Sirrico – Jump

Diane Smith – Interlude

K. Matthew Smith – Days of the Week

Toni Somers – Victims

Dawn Sperber – Finnegan’s Gaze

Nate Worrell – The Butler’s Waltz

Fehmida Zakeer – Snipping with Scissors

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