Prose: First place – Bill Meck, “Pranksters at WKAR-TV” Second place – Sylvia Williams Dodgen, “So It Has Come to This” HM – Linda F. Willing, “So it has come to this” Poetry: First place – Joy Sterling, “It’s Finally Come to This” Second place – Jule Moon, “It HasRead More →

Topic: A Surprise on the Doorstep Prose: First place: Linda F. Willing “Deliverance” Second place: Sylvia Williams Dodgen “A Surprise on the Doorstep” Honorable Mention: Joy Sterling “The Decision” Poetry: First place: Sylvia Williams Dodgen “Shiny Gifts on the Doorstep” Second place: Glenda Slater “Mood Masks” Honorable Mention: Joy SterlingRead More →

Topic: True Love Always Waits Prose: First place: Sonya Bennett “The Pearl of Great Price” Second place: Susan V. Whitworth “True Love Always Waits” Honorable Mention: Linda F. Willing    “Lady In Waiting” Poetry: First place: Susan Martinello “Cat Dreams” Second place: Sylvia Williams Dodgen “Semper Fi” Honorable mention: Linda RayRead More →

January 2017 Contest Topic: The one that got away Prose: First place: Linda F. Willing The One That Got Away Second place: Jordyn H. Ingram My Love That Got Away Honorable Mention: Beth Carrier The One That Got Away Honorable Mention:Glenda Slater Dental Hygiene Poetry: First place: Sylvia Williams Dodgen YouRead More →

The prompt “Dubious Intentions” brought out all manner of plots and twists for last month’s contest. Congrats to the winners as well as a special thanks to guest judge John Sledge! Prose: First place: Linda F. Willing Night Shift Second place: Becky Brunson Go Go Girls Honorable mention: Glenda Slater Stubbed ToeRead More →

Congratulations to all the winners from last months contest! Prose: First place:  Sonya Bennett   “Dearest Ella” Second place:  Rosanne Gulisano  “If You Were Here” Honorable Mention:   Linda F. Willing   “Even” Poetry: First place:  Sheila Wilkinson “Stream of Consciousness Poem” Second place: Susan Martinello “If Our Daughters Were Here” Honorable Mention:Read More →

“The Wind Was Blowing from a Different Direction” brought in a variety of entries in both categories. Congrats to all the winners of the April Contest! Prose: Honorable Mention: Roseanne Gulisano Second Place: Joy Sterling First Place: Linda Willing Poetry: Honorable Mention: Glenda Slater Second Place: Cleveland Brown First Place: SusanRead More →

March’s contest: “Saying goodbye to an old friend,” offered a mixture of serious and humorous moments.   Special thanks to judge Mary Murphy and congrats to all the winners! Poetry: First Place: Sylvia Dodgen Second Place: Jan Smith Honorable Mention: Mickey Cleverdon Prose: First Place: Sylvia Dodgen Second Place: RosanneRead More →

Entries for February’s contest ranged from humorous tales of teenage Valentine’s Day heartbreak to spiritual reflection and even included a limerick. It’s hard to believe they all started with the same prompt: “A heart-shaped box on the table.” Special thanks to guest judge Karen B. Kurtz for the difficult taskRead More →