IT’S WINNER TIME
Thank you to everyone who participated in our competition!
It was truly a pleasure to read all of your beautifully written work.
We had a really tough time selecting a winner. Hamilton has some amazing talent!
The winner of the HYP Summer Writing Prompt Contest and $100 is… *drum roll*
By Aidan Sharp-Moses
Sitting in a beaten down old basement
Beneath the shine of the sun or the worries of life
The sound of water dripping through the cracks
A little rainstorm in its own right
Foundation creaking slowly under its own weight
Peeling paint permeating through the room
Smelling of the hours spent here
The good times and the regrets
The memories and the mistakes
You can hear the echoes of laughter and crying
More little rain clouds from people’s eyes
The scent and sound of it seeming like a storm
Air tasting like an old loonie when you inhale
A permanent metallic tinge to it, like breathing in a piggy bank
The dust in the air stopping your lungs in their tracks
None of these senses combining for a good mix
But tasting, smelling, and sounding
Like home nonetheless