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Tag Archives: short stories
An inspirational article in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee reminds us of what can be done when governments are composed of adults who are willing to work together toward a common goal. An agreement between the California State Parks Department and local … Continue reading
My second post on this blog, on July 1, 2010, featured a poem called “Story Water” by the 13th century Persian mystic, Rumi. It came to mind in the light of recent events. Friday morning, as I worked on post … Continue reading
It’s taken me a while to write about reaching this milestone, partly because I’ve been busy, and partly because it’s hard to wrap my mind around a number this big. The only wise thought that comes to mind is, “Wow, … Continue reading
If you happen to have a 4000 word short story in your drawer all ready to go, you’re in luck. I haven’t been paying too much attention to writing contests this summer, so the deadline for the 2012 Writer’s Digest … Continue reading
A friend on a writer’s mailing list sent this notice of the ALMA short story contest. First prize is $1000 and inclusion in the ALMA Short Story Compilation for 2013. Word limit is 3000. Due date is Nov. 12, 2012. … Continue reading
The local California Writer’s Club branch hosts an annual short-short story contest every year. I hadn’t intended to enter until this morning when one of those end-of-the-night inspirations slipped into awareness. A story idea: A reprobate is convinced that “they” … Continue reading
I just received this announcement for the 81st annual Writer’s Digest writing competition, seeking entries in ten categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious) Memoirs/Personal Essay Magazine Feature Article Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) Mainstream/Literary Short Story Rhyming Poetry Non-rhyming Poetry Stage … Continue reading