"Not every story is for every reader"

The wife of novelist Lawrence Hill, Miranda Hill, has won this year's $10,000 Journey Prize for a short story by an emerging writer.
“Petitions to Saint Chronic” is about three strangers who keep a hospital vigil for several days for Gibson, a man they’ve never met, who has survived a 24-storey jump. I

The prize was endowed by the American author James A. Michener, who donated the royalties from the Canadian edition of his 1989 novel Journey. It honours the best short story published in a Canadian literary journal each year. The award has served as a launching pad: past winners include Yann Martel, Alissa York, and Timothy Taylor.