Mount student wins writing contest with intensely personal story
By Melissa Shaw
Crystal Vaughan wrote about a painful side of her family history and won an award for her short story, “Pieces.”
“I was going through something kind of crazy with my family at the time and it was on my mind a lot and it just seemed like the perfect thing to write about.”
She had learned that she was adopted at 13 and that her mother had two teen pregnancies, giving up both children for adoption. She interviewed her family members and collected these stories about her past.