1st —Dear Abby, by Lynne Savy
2nd —The Manipulation of Truth, by Julia McInnes
3rd —Dear A.B.B.Y., by Angelique Pacheco
Agony Aunt, Dear Aggie or in this case Dear Abby columns are some of my favourites to read. There is something strangely intriguing and oddly satisfying about getting an insight into the lives of others. It sort of feels like eavesdropping on the gossip train. Traditionally these columns offered a rare insight into the lives of others. They were run but someone sitting behind a desk with a degree of whatever sort in the field of psychology. Over the years, as these columns grew in popularity, anyone with an opinion would typically respond to readers and their problems.
I found the June competition to be an incredibly interesting choice for SAWC. These are not easy pieces to write because you not only have to come up with a problem but also offer a suitable solution. I absolutely loved how the writers were able to take up this challenge and release absolute creativity on paper! I was blown away.
A huge congratulations to the top three entries, you all showed exceptional levels of creativity in taking an average column and turning it into something which showcased your imaginative thinking. And, then a massive well done to everyone who entered the June competition, you actively took up the challenge and produced amazing pieces of content.