Chris McDougall was the final storyteller at our "Fast Lane" Story Slam, and his story about an epic rowing meet won him the prized pint glass and earned him a slot in November's Grand Slam!

We heard several excellent storytellers on the night from returning storytellers and a few first-timers also. Grand Slam Champion Cliff Lewis returned with an excellent story about attending a fireworks show where everyone was on edge. We heard Marcus Grimm tell a story about a classic high school prank. First-timer Rachel Prensner talked about her first foray into online dating. Eileen Joyce told us about living life in the fast lane with her cat. Phil Broder talked about the miracle cash he found when he was most in need. Laura Heller told us about her summer road trip. Diane Yannick explained how she hopped on the fast lane when her first marriage fell apart.

Thanks to all our storytellers, the judges, and everyone who came out to laugh and applaud. Big thanks to our emcee Donna Talarico, who is busy putting the finishing touches on the 2018 HippoCamp Creative Writers Conference taking place in Lancaster in August. Learn more by clicking HERE.

Our next Story Slam is themed "Beach Bum" and will be held on Tuesday, August 28th. Save the date!

Check out Chris McDougall's winning story below. To watch other stories told on the night, click on over to the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube Channel.