by Joan Flood"You gotta get your head around this stuff, Carly. Otherwise you'll be lost. Just lost.”
Carly knows Jane is right. She has to figures things out. And one of those things is how she feels about Jane.
Second Place -TIED!
Captured By the Fogby Laura Hardgrave
Sam feels like a prisoner within her life until one foggy evening, when she is captured by beings from another world along with a group of strangers. Among these strangers is an eccentric father, David, separated from the rest of his family, and Kisana, a woman with a captivating smile and a timid secret.
Charlotte's Feathersby Matthew Fish
A young man named Benjamin Strong has just lost everything after the death of his parents and girlfriend. After a failed suicide attempt, Benjamin wakes up to find an angelic version of his girlfriend, Charlotte, sitting by the edge of his bed. She tells him that he has seven days left to live- and that he has a very important decision to make: Die alone, or take all of humanity with him.
Jazzby Brynn Copeland
Jazz is a seventeen-year-old transgendered youth – female to male – who simply wants to live his life; not as Jaswinder, the beloved daughter of a respected Hindu family, but as a guy, as Jazz. Although he is accepted on the streets of downtown Toronto for who he is, back in the suburbs he must hide his identity from his family and school friends.
Woodsworth's Scoopby Grace Nolen
“If you find your love is married, pray that she be poly!” This is the advice that GLBT clinic director Lexi Woodworth gives to the reader in Woodworth’s Scoop. Lexi has been around the block a few times and has gotten bruised along the way. She’s watched her friends develop successful, loving lesbian relationships, but she has been too busy with her career to put much effort into a romantic relationship of her own. All that changes, though, when the beautiful RN Jennifer Scoop walks into her office and offers to help with the overrun clinic.
Congratulations, all of you! We've had a fantastic time with our first contest, and want to thank all of our entrants and voters for making Orpheus such a terrific success.