Hats Off! to Gina Malone, who took Second Place in the 2018-2019 Ruth Moose Flash Fiction Contest with her story "Table Talk." This contest was sponsored by the Charlotte Writers' Club. Gina won $75.00. Wiley Cash was the final judge. "Table Talk spoke to me because the author was able to cram so much of the man's (and woman's) life into 500 words," Cash said. "The writer, much like Alice Munro, steers clear of easy sympathy by relying on relevant details and character traits. This not a story that sets out to surprise; this is a story that sets out to resonate, which it does."