We hosted an impromptu contest on our twitter and got more responses than we anticipated! They were all so great, and there are so many more we’d love to give recognition to, so we hope you will check out our retweets over at @origamizoopress to see more of these fantastic tiny fairy tales.
Our grand prize winner is @kkaralius, who wins a copy of Floater by Kate Bernheimer and There Will Be No More Good Nights Without Good Nights by Laura van den Berg.
@OrigamiZooPress A man carried the moon on his shoulder. Moonlight melted into his skin. The kids at the orphanage used him for a nightlight
— Kim Karalius (@kkaralius) October 23, 2013
Our three runners-up, all of whom win a copy of Floater, are below.
@OrigamiZooPress "Eat the heron." She did, and turned into a tree. Her leaves remember a hooded figure every time a bird grips her branches.
— Ivy Alvarez (@IvyAlvarez) October 22, 2013
@OrigamiZooPress I have swallowed a star, said the wolf. I cannot stay in the dark lands. Then swallow me, said the girl. We will both shine
— Elizabeth Hopkinson (@hidden_grove) October 22, 2013
@OrigamiZooPress A young woman wakes to find a block of wood lying where her baby slept the night before. She burns the block, satisfied.
— saint lupin (@saint_lupin) October 21, 2013
Thanks to all who participated! We hope you enjoy Floater!