Photo by Hert Niks on Unsplash Well, I did not think I had an entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Helpers Contest, but as I edited my "tub tale" - "Jaguar's First Christmas" - I thought, "Why not?" Below is the shortened version of my previous post. Susanna challenged the KidLit community to write a… Continue reading Holiday Helper’s Contest Entry!
My body sat motionless in front of my computer screen. My ears vaguely registered my world history teacher's droning. My eyes glazed from the blue haze emanating from my laptop. My mind and heart floated far away, next to my best friend, her body also motionless. A ventilator breathed for her. I sucked in a… Continue reading Pandemic School, Part 6
Press 53 is a unique publisher of poetry and short stories and other fiction. Each month, they sponsor a 53-word "story" contest focused around a specific monthly prompt. Check out past winners and this month's prompt here. In October, I participated in the 53-word challenge using the prompt "brewing". The story can only have 53… Continue reading October submission for Press 53’s 53 word contest
Courtesy of Nick Fewings on Unsplash, https://unsplash.com/photos/oPVNGh0hzdI October is full of fun - apple orchards, jumping in leaf piles, dressing up for HALLOWEEN! And all the writing contests contribute to the apple cider, cozy sweater, crisp air feel of the season. Below is my entry for the 10th annual Halloweensie contest, sponsored by the amazing… Continue reading Costumes and Courage – A Halloweensie Story
Delphine takes the time to get to know her friends and to create a perfect pet for each of them. But when she tries to make a perfect pet of her own, she finds out that this problem requires help from her friends. Delphine mixed and measured, stirred and swirled, then…she waited. “Not at all… Continue reading Delphine’s Custom Pets