Honorable Mention - 'Paroled Horse'
"This is a great topic for a feature, and the writer starts out with a compelling, descriptive lead that successfully draws the reader in, using poignant, on-the-mark, visual language. The writer demonstrates a skillful use of strong, active verbs and vivid observational details to create a visual scene for readers. And what a lovely conclusion to the story - the writer intuitively finishes Tom's story for us." -American Horse Publications Awards