Summer reading: Runners up in the Hook's short story contest

A young girl suffers consequences from life near the tar sands in Alberta, Cananda, the point of origin for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. A young man finds a way to help his dying brother reach for the stars. These poignant tales are the Hook's second- and third-place short story contest winners, as chosen by contest judge and best-selling author John Grisham.