Summer Drabble Winners 2023

In the summer of 2023, The Community Library sponsored a new writing contest focused on very short fiction pieces. This short form, commonly known as a “drabble,” challenges a writer to pack an entire story into exactly 100 words–no more, no less.

We accepted entries from writers living within the service areas of any of the four public libraries in Schoharie County. Our judging panel read all the submissions and selected the following submissions as winners. Click the titles below to read the winning stories.

Winner of the Youth Division:
“The Coyotes Attack” by Kelsey Barbato of Summit

Winners of the Adult Division:

First Place: “Birth Order” by Chris Keefer of Central Bridge

Second Place: “A Boy and a Bear” by Jack Nanuq of Delanson

Third Place: “The Moment” by Yajaira Lopez of Schoharie