Santa Catalina School junior Anna Yeh won second place in the Central Coast Writers’ high school short story contest.
Anna says her story, Wishing Bottles, is about “a father-daughter relationship concerning illness and alcoholism.” Her award came with a $200 prize.
Contestants had to write stories responding to a photo prompt of a message in a bottle washed up on a beach. The contest drew 60 submissions from juniors and seniors throughout Monterey County.
You can read Anna’s story on the Central Coast Writers website.