In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, "#blessed" by Jackie Heltz, and "Blinking" by La Cosa Preziosa. Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.