Penticton writer wins contest with quick thinking

Okanagan College student Jesse Frechette emerged as the overall winner of the Three-Hour Short Story contest put on by the college.

  • Nov. 18, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Associate of arts student Jesse Frechette was quick to put thought to paper taking the overall prize in the Okanagan College’s Three-Hour Short Story Contest.

His piece, Lost Control, was written under the three-hour time constraint without any pre-written material and had to include this year’s mystery phrase: soggy bread.

“The judges loved Lost Control for its confident and original narrative voice, which kept us fully engaged in the story to the very end,” said Corinna Chong, Okanagan College  English professor and contest judge.

The winners from each campus Sarina Bouvier (Kelowna Secondary School), Daniel Reich (Okanagan College Vernon) and Kyle Phillips (Okanagan College Salmon Arm) each received a $250 tuition credit with Frechette taking home an extra $250 as the overall winner.

Frechette will also have his work printed as a book. Frechette is originally from Edmonton and currently lives in Summerland.