My short story, “Fences,” placed third in the inaugural Word on the Street Writing DiverCity Contest! The story is now featured on their website, and will be excerpted in The Toronto Star on Saturday, September 23rd. As well, I will be reading from the story at the Word on the Street festival itself. The festival is on September 24th at Harbourfront Center, and I’ll be reading at 2:15 at the Vibrant Voices tent. If you’re around, come on out! Thanks to the festival for starting such a great contest, thanks to the judges for choosing my story, and congratulations to the two other winners, Amanda Ghazale Aziz (second place), and Elham M. Ali (first place). You can read my story, a short interview with me, and the other two stories, here.