Fields earns third place in flash fiction contest

HAYS, Kan. – Dr. Amanda Fields, assistant professor of English at Fort Hays State University, won third place in (b)oink magazine’s flash fiction contest for her submission, “Buffalo.”

Judge Kathy Fish praised the work for its use of description, dialogue and imagery to convey an “unsettling tone.” “This is a great example of what a skilled writer can with a deceptively simple scene,” she said.

“I found the ending of this flash both moving and mysterious. It resonated beyond the page, leaving me with a lingering feeling of sadness and foreboding,” Fish said.

Fields’ prose and poetry have previously been featured in the Indiana Review, Brevity and Contemporary American Voices, among others. Her academic credits include journals such as Sexuality and Research in Social Policy and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

To view “Buffalo,” visit http://bit.ly/2vzjZhx.

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