Inspired by the apocalyptic and dystopian tales in the new anthology After: 19 Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, we challenged you to write a story about what happens after the world ends. You wrote and voted, and we sent the finalists to Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (the book’s editors) for judging. We’re now pleased to announce the winners of the contest!
Check out the winning stories below, and be sure to congratulate your fellow Figs!
Ellen and Terri said, “This story is evocative and subtle, and because it never explains how the characters have ended up where they are, it’s a very effective short tale.”