I am thrilled to share the news that my short story ‘Lahaina Noon’ has won second prize in the Writer’s Forum Fiction Competition and is now published in the December 2012 issue.

The title of the story relates to a phenomena that occurs in Lahaina, Hawaii, where the sun is exactly overhead twice a year. When the sun is in this position, perpendicular objects don’t create a shadow.

Hawaii is the only state in America where the sun’s rays are perpendicular to the surface of Earth. It’s also known as a sub solar point.

After I read about this, I thought it would be fascinating to develop a story that uses this phenomena.