Second Annual Solas Awards Honorable Mention

These stories deserve special mention. They didn’t win awards, but they came very close and are great reads.

Casa Chepito: When Spider Monkeys Go Bad by Joshua Berman
The Jetlag Monologues by Chen Bing
Send in the Clowns by Jamie Bradish
A Station on the Way by Bonnie Bruinsslot
The Widow Dines Alone by Susan Butterworth
Giving up the Guidebook by Jennifer Coates
Tale of a Love-Struck Con Man by Eric Dawson
Pain and Pleasure in Liguria by Francesca De Stefano
Search by Peter Delevett
The Raj Is Dead by Peter Delevett
Of Temples and Landmines by James Michael Dorsey
The Peanut Fiends of Guayaquil by Darrin Duford
Unremembered by (Karen) Gregg Elliott
Starry Hopes Amidst Afgani Sunsets by Tiffany Fisher
Los Feliz and Silver Lake by Janet Forman
Catskills Cooking by Janet Forman
La Zisa, La Cuba and La Cubana by Natalie Galli
Trapped in the Spotlight by Phil Goldman
Stumbling Along the Way by Phil Goldman
Taste the Tuna Fish Ice Cream by Phil Goldman
Scorpions by Melanie Griot
No Dagger? Big Disgrace! by Betsy Hiel
Forza! by Jann Huizenga
Amrita’s Trees by Lenny Karpman
Punning on the Nile by Lenny Karpman
Another Trinity: Exploring the Dark Side of Irish Cuisine by Laurie McAndish King
Magic Lessons by Miriam Levine Lane
Vital Signs by Judith Levin
The Big, Boring Cathedral Got Better When I Saw the Ice Cream Truck Outside by Peter Mandel
How Much for the Plastic Rat? by Peter Mandel
Crashing in Dar Es Salaam by Daniel Masterson
The Least Expected Isle of Scotland by Michelle McAlister
The End of the Tail by Michelle McAlister
Altered States by Andrew McCarthy
The Best Meal I Ever Had by Andrew McCarthy
On Down the Road by Nancy Michaels
Oh! This Is My Graceland by Dave Mondy
The Airplane by Anne Merrigan Pascale
Perfect Sitting by Marisa Pereira
The Bakers of Seville by Carol Pucci
Cool Hand Luke by Joseph Ridgewell
I Will Take You Half Way by Janet Grace Riehl
Bargain Medicine by Barbara Robertson
Just Us Chickens by Barbara Robertson
Poor Antonio by Emilie Rohrbach
Semana Santa by Jan Burak Schwert
Salad Man by Jan Burak Schwert
Connecting the Dots by Bonnie Smetts
Warming Up in Montreal by Bonnie Smetts
Chronic Spinsters in India by Cheryl Smith
River Ride by Elizabeth Striebel
Fat Guys Kick Ass by Robert Torkildson
Mountain of Ghosts by Brian Trent
Weathernerds by Erik Trinidad
On Down the Road by Nancy Vala
Forza Roma by Kathryn Welsh
Midnight Desert and a Long Way to Go by Jenny Williams
Out of the Ash by Jenny Williams
Coffee: A Universal Language by Jenny Williams
For Everything Else, There’s MasterCard by Megan Williams
The Happiest Country by Cynthia Wolterding
Bear in Mind by Cecilia Worth
The Night the Stars Fell by Cecilia Worth
Jaisalmer: A Desert Kingdom by Jacqueline Yau
Marking Territory by Jacqueline Yau
Googling David by Bill Zarchy
Showdown at Shinagowa: Bowling for Budget in Tokyo by Bill Zarchy
Wrecks and Pissers by Bill Zarchy
India: It Takes a Village by Bill Zarchy
Iran on Two Wheels by Patrick Zeller

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