“Nightstands” selected: Top 5 “Story of the Week” 2013-14

September 4, 2014 By: Cristina Perachio - No Comments

I’m very happy to share that Narrative magazine has selected my short story “Nightstands” as one of the Top 5 Stories of the Week for 2013-2014. It was originally selected as a finalist in the Narrative 30 Below Story Contest and published as Story of the Week early in 2014.

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From Narrative:


Top Five Stories: 2013–2014

ONE MAN DISCOVERS his brother-in-law’s love letters to a teenager, and another muscles his way into the ranks of South Africa’s wealthy class; one boy confronts an iconic dignitary, while another bonds with his uncle over the music of an era long past; a young woman tallies her losses as a relationship comes to an end. This year’s Top Five Stories of the Week, from subtle to shocking, show the range of ways to tell an enthralling story.


The Story of the Week series for 2014–2015 starts on September 5. If you would like to send a story for consideration as a Story of the Week, please see our Guidelines. Each September the top five Stories of the Week are selected for special notice.

Congratulations to the winners. Each receives a $400 award.