The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum has announced the winner of its 5th Annual Short Fiction Contest. Rebecca Prather of Arkansas State University was selected as winner for her story “Mr. Cameron’s Urn.” Of the story, the judge said, “This writer has created characters with complexly developed emotions. Both the son tentatively grieving for his abusive father and the friend trying to comfort him are realized with skill.”

Prather is a junior at Arkansas State University majoring in English. She is from Marked Tree and transferred to A-State after spending her freshman year at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. This is her first short fiction contest. Prather was selected from a field of submissions from undergraduate students at public and private institutions in the state of Arkansas.