From an email received approximately half an hour ago:

Congratulations Melissa!

I'm pleased to inform you that your story, “Crossing the Mojave,” has placed
first in Toasted Cheese's A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest.

“Crossing the Mojave” will be published in the September issue of Toasted

Toasted Cheese is a literary journal and writers forum. I'll post the link to the actual story when it comes out.

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