University of Northern Iowa Dept. of English Language and Literature Myrtle Telleen Collins "Spirit of Life" Award for student writing, 2008
Short stories, American;
"Grandpa had a stroke." My dad’s voice echoed across a vast distance and my hand tightened around the phone. I heard my voice respond sympathetically, a reflex. It was like hearing something sad on the news, but what do you do? My parents are divorced, my dad lives thousands of miles away, and I barely know my grandpa.
Department of English Language and Literature
©2008 Emily Burney
Burney, Emily, "Grandpa's move" (2008). Student Writing Awards. 5.