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Zilla Jones is a writer and lawyer. Her work appears in Prairie Fire, Room, and The Fiddlehead. Jones has won The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award, PRISM international’sJacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction, and the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She was also selected for the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writers Intensive workshop. Jones lives in Treaty 1 (Winnipeg).

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Jury Citation

“Crisp, quick, and alive with imagery, ‘Triggered’ is the vivid portrait of a child soldier turned new Canadian and his search for companionship and truth amidst betrayal, displacement, and loss. Rich with secrets, the story portrays a conflicted young man: engaging and guarded, cynical but willing to hope, bent on survival yet fatally distracted. Deftly navigating lies, trust, and the possibility of redemption and revenge, Zilla Jones writes with rare vibrance and linguistic economy in this haunting and memorable story of a boy’s quest for honesty, love, and home.”