Down the Drain

Another loser in the eyes of Prime Magazine, but a submission that I wanted to share with you, my dear readers.  A bit dated, I know, but April’s theme was “a shower”. Instead of going the ‘April Showers’, rainbows, and butterflies route, I decided to lean into the darker side of what came to mind … More Down the Drain

The New Recruit

Another “loser” in the eyes of Prime Number Magazine, but I thought decent enough to share with you, my dear readers.  Again, PNM puts on a free writing contest each month.  The piece must be exactly 53 words and follow the specified prompt.  March’s prompt was: a march. The New Recruit With sweat dotting her … More The New Recruit

The Postcard Home

Writing Maps holds a monthly themed writing contest, where two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary magazine published bi-annually.  Entry is $5 and a specific 150-word count requirement (once again, the title does not add to the word count).   There is no restriction on theme – they encourage prose, poems, … More The Postcard Home

By the Light of the Hunger Moon

I have been having a lot of fun lately entering various writing contests.  Some of my favorites are the exact word count challenges; specifically the free 53-word contest put on by Prime Number Magazine.  Being more of a descriptive (read: wordy) writer, the contest forces me to drill down my thought processes into a tangible, extremely short story.  A prompt … More By the Light of the Hunger Moon