A Fairfax High sophomore was among those honored Sunday for their entries in a Grandparents Day writing contest. She is Maeve Costello and she received an honorable mention for a story she wrote called, “Meeting Charlie.”
The Writers of Chantilly, a local group of professional and aspiring writers, sponsored the competition, which was held over the summer. The winners were recognized during a Sept. 8 ceremony at the Chantilly Regional Library.
Costello’s story was about her grandmother’s new puppy and, for her efforts, she received a certificate and will have her work published in an upcoming, Writers of Chantilly anthology. She especially enjoys writing mysteries and her work may be read at FanFiction.net.
“I like being able to create stories that are different from real life so, when you read them, you can exit your life a little while and enjoy the stories,” she explained. “I feel very honored; I didn’t realize my story would win an award.”