Prum deserved it

The Hook could have picked no more deserving writer to honor for its fiction contest [March 13, 2003] this year than Deborah Prum (

Not only is "Triage" a superlative story, but Deb is one of the most gracious and giving artists around. I have been privileged to be a part of a writer's group she has spearheaded for a few years now. Her generosity of spirit and unflagging devotion to her craft never fail to inspire and motivate the rest of us.

The Charlottesville community is lucky to have her.

Andy Straka