Susan Berliner is the author of six supernatural thrillers ("DUST," "Peachwood Lake," "The Disappearance," "Corsonia," "After the Bubbles," "Soldier Girl"); three short story collections ("The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales," "George's Mother and Other Weird Stories," "Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories); and a memoir ("Doing the Write Thing").
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Thanks to those of you who entered "The Imposters" contest, relating to the first tale in my short story collection, George's Mother and Other Weird Stories, in which a girl discovers her parents are imposters. Although her parents look the same, everything else about them is different. For this contest, you had to pretend you were writing an original story called "The Imposters," decide who your imposters are, and briefly describe them.
Here are the winning entries:
First Place ($25 Amazon gift card):
Imposters: My pets. They go to the vet for shots and are replaced with spy robots that the government uses to watch me.
Kelly Kise, Marysville, OH
Runners-Up: Autographed copy of Corsonia, The Disappearance, Peachwood Lake, DUST, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales, After the Bubbles, Soldier Girl, George's Mother and Other Weird Stories, or Doing the Write Thing
Imposters: Shape shifters. They have a taste for human flesh and gain access to people's houses by pretending to be family members or friends.
Regina Munroe, North Haven, CT
Imposters: Hitmen. They masquerade as sheriff deputies.
Rebecca Dix, Brandenburg, KY