December 11, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A children's literacy teacher from
Scotland has won a writing contest that is the literary highlight
of Key West's annual salute to Ernest Hemingway.
Darci Bysouth of Edinburgh earned $1,500 in the Lorian Hemingway
Short Story Competition for "Hold," chosen from 1,289 submissions
from American and international writers.
Lorian Hemingway, author Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter, said
Bysouth's story impressed judges for its pure voice and precise
Told from a young girl's perspective, it recounts a
widow's embrace of faith through recalling a childhood friend's
Hemingway Days honors the literacy legacy and vigorous lifestyle
of Ernest Hemingway, who lived here in the 1930s.
Saturday events include a Running of the Bulls spoof and
culminate with a Hemingway look-a-like contest with more than 120