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 →

This month’s prompt, “Let It Go and Move On”, brought in some great entries. As always, winners were invited to read their work for the group. Congratulations to all! Poetry: First Place: Sylvia Dodgen Second Place: Jan Smith Honorable Mention: Jule Moon Prose: First Place: Glenda Slater Second Place: Linda WillingRead More →

November’s writing contest, “No Turkey for Thanksgiving,” brought in some great entries. Below are the winners in both the Prose and Poetry categories. Prose: First place: Monica Taylor Second place: Beth Carrier Honorable mention: C.R. Bailey Poetry: First place: Susan Martinello Second place: Glenda Slater Honorable mention: Cleveland Brown  Read More →

Last month’s contest on the topic “Finders Keepers” brought in many excellent entries. Special thanks to guest speaker and judge Mary Palmer for making the difficult choices. Congrats to all the winners! Prose: First place: Monica Taylor Second place: Rosanne Gulisano First honorable mention: Joy A. Sterling Second honorable mention:Read More →