A Night at the BestiesOct 23, 2014Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more.60 other events on Thursday, October 23
Announcing the winners of our annual short-story contest
That was true again this year, when pieces about a public defender for monsters and Twitter in biblical times won first and second place. Third place went to one of the shortest stories we’ve ever honored (22 words).
Short stories about brainy bunnies, a surly bartender and an opportunistic pooch lead the pack
The bartendress, Shirley, ruled with an iron fist and
a lifelong smoker’s hack. When she and Jack split, she took the truck
and left him the house, unbolting the camper from the truck bed and
driving away while Jack slept inside.