5th Grader Wins Jambalaya Short Story Contest

5th grader Madeline R-S has won the Village School's Jambalaya "Fragments of the Future" short story contest. The Jambalaya literary journal is published annually, featuring talented writers in the city, county, public, or private schools in the Charlottesville area. Girls in 4th through 8th grades are invited to submit original stories; Madeline won in the grades 4-5 category. Each year contestants' stories have to include a particular line somewhere in their writing. Madeline chose to write a poetic narrative short story titled You Were Just Here.
The 2022 Jambalaya awards ceremony will be held at New Dominion Bookstore on May 20, from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. You can read Madeline's short story here.