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(It may be fiction, but it reads like reality. Hubris, even with hints of altruism, can still bring an end to life as we know it.) Solution ***** (This one continues with more parts. Creepy and fun all at the same time.) From “The First Woodcut” by Amanda Elton and Ben Evarts ***** (Beware the longing… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase

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Writers’ showcase, August 31, 2020

(Love the way this one builds and its melancholy. I wish we could find out more about the baby and the protagonist.) https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/52/submissions/27729 ***** (You can feel the despair build from the first moments of the story, and it keeps rolling down…like a boulder. Until it sits hard and heavy in your stomach at the… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, August 31, 2020

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Writers’ Showcase, July 27, 2020

(Getting some creepy vibes here…) https://apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/haiku-5-20-2020-2/ ***** (RE: “Burnt”, the winner of the contest: We all need a survival story to bolster our spirits.) https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/95-FE1-Winter20Contest.html ***** (RE: “War Baby”, the third-place story: Beware of being unkind to someone for no reason at all.) ***** (One of my most favorite lines from this long story: “My… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, July 27, 2020

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Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

(Listen to these three writers share how they got started in writing and what keeps them going.) Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania ***** (I think we can all relate to this one!) KATE FELLOWES: Whodunnit ***** (I can practically smell the noodles boiling! I have to confess, though, I… Continue reading Writers’ Showcase, June 29, 2020

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Writers’ showcase, May 25, 2020

(Such a poignant moment in so few words.) JANINE IWAYA: Song Bird ***** (Let’s be honest, wouldn’t we all want to do what she did?) *This link contains another link to the actual story. http://www.nwwestbrook-writing.us/?p=615 ***** (Ben is incredible. This poem is chilling.) Miscarriage ***** (If you’re up for a good, old-fashioned creepy story, start… Continue reading Writers’ showcase, May 25, 2020