Darvell Hunt wins Honorable Mention Prize in
Annual AML Short Fiction Contest 2005!
Here's the official announcement from the Association for Mormon Letters:

The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce the winners of its fifth
annual Irreantum fiction contest.

First place ($250): "Judgment Day" by Aaron Orullian
Second place ($175): "They Wandered in Deserts" by Shawn P. Bailey
Third place ($100): "I Choose the Highway" by Charlotte Hilton Andersen
Honorable mention ($50): "Fatal Broken Heart" by Darvell Hunt

We were pleased with the entries to this year's contest, which included some fine
writing. Candidates for a prize were selected by a group of readers. Final decisions
were made by the editor of Irreantum. The winning stories will be published in the
next few issues of Irreantum. The Irreantum fiction contest is funded in part
through a grant from the Utah Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts.

Congratulations to all the winners!

I guess now I can call myself an award-winning author!

You can read this "award-winning story" in the current issue of
Irreantum, the official
publication of the AML group.

In the meantime, here are the first 100 words or so of my story,
Fatal Broken Heart:

Fatal Broken Heart
By Darvell Hunt

I helped kill a man while serving my two-year LDS mission. I didn’t even try to help
save him when I had the chance—and I did have that chance, but I passed it up.
So much for the parable of the good Samaritan. So much for loving your neighbor.

It was Halloween. I don’t know why I bother to mention that, as it really has nothing
to do with this story. Halloween just happened to be the excuse for a bunch of
Mormons to get together and eat, that’s all, and it ended up becoming the event in
which a man would die.
Honorable Mention in
AML Fiction Contest!
Copyright 2005-2010 By
Darvell Hunt

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Darvell Hunt recently
placed in the Annual AML
Short Fiction Contest with
his story
Fatal Broken
. The story is a
Halloween missionary
horror story, soon to be
published in an
upcoming issue of
Irreantum, the official
magazine of the
Association for
Mormon Letters.

You can read a short
excerpt of the short story
to the right.