The Caribbean Magazine Plus Short Story Contest award ceremony will be held on Saturday April 23, 2022 at 11am and will be streamed on our Facebook platform. These writers will have the opportunity to come to the fore and tell us and tell the wold about their stories and what drove them to create.
The top three finalists hail from Aruba, Barbados via St Vincent and the Grenadines and Freeport, The Bahamas.
Brandon Boulous, first place finisher from Aruba, with his entry “Barracuda”, said about his entry: “I wrote it in the language of my island, which is Papimento. On the island, it’s a really unexplored language in the medium of literature. We mostly write children’s books here. So I really wanted to tackle something visceral. I wanted to explore violence with our language. So I just came up with a barracuda attack in my mind and I wanted to use it to explore that way and describe new things basically with our Creole language.”