HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS! Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest (March 2018)

The winners of Word Weaver Writing Contest by Dan Alatorre.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

Are you excited to see who won our March 2018 writing contest? I know I am. (Or was, I guess, because I know who won – and in a moment you will, too.)

HERE COME THE WINNERS!

Word Weaver logi FINAL trimmed 2As always, it was CRAZY hard to determine the best story out of so many amazing entries. So I called on a few author friends to serve as celebrity judges.

YOUR CELEBRITY JUDGE PANEL:

Top: J. A. Alen and Lucy Brazier

Bottom: John Winston, Allison Maruska, and Jenifer Ruff

I read and critiqued ALL the entries, then selected the finalists.

The celebrity judges agreed to read the finalists, then each celebrity judge would independently rank the stories and vote for the winning story accordingly. (As did I, but they had no idea what story I liked best.)

So I sent them the stories, in alphabetical order by title, with no author…

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PorterGirl: Sinister Dexter – The Fellowship

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

‘The Fellowship’ is a curious moniker for a body of people who spend most of their time sabotaging, back-biting and occasionally murdering each other. Officially, of course, The Fellowship are the governing body of Old College, charged with the day-to-day running of the establishment, often by forming enormous committees who fail to come to any agreement about anything at all. 

The history of The Fellowship stretches all the way back to the College’s foundation by shadowy secret society, the Order of the Lesser Dragon, in 1448. The College takes it’s name from the Order’s initials (it was very nearly called Ootled College) and this was the first and last decision unanimously agreed by The Fellowship. Since then, the clutch of academics and eccentrics occupying the top tier of the Old College hierarchy have put substantially more time and effort into clawing personal benefit from the institution than they have…

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Author Marjorie Mallon on Blogging, Dreams, and Her Paperback Release

A great interview of Marjorie Mallon and her novel Curse Of Time – Book One Bloodstone

When Women Inspire

Congratulations to Marjorie Mallon on the paperback release of The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone – yahoo! You may recall she came by last year to post about the topic of self harm that she addresses in this book. Today, Marjorie (I call her MJ!), stops by as part of her blog tour to chat about her experiences blogging and how dreams are achievable at any age. I’m giving MJ the floor now:

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Tell me a story!

Sue’s call for guest writers.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

You don’t have to be a writer… you can be an editor, artist, musician, traveller or poet… just be you. That is always enough and means there are always stories to share.

Why not share them here and reach new readers?

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Perhaps you have a strange-but-true story to share, an encounter or moment where reality has shifted and taken on a different hue for you?

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and links to previous articles in the series.

Email me at findme@scvincent.com to discuss being a guest on this blog. All I will need is your article, bio, pics and links.

Why not be my guest?

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The Awakening of the Fey

Coleen’s sneaky peak at the Sister of Fey storyline.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

smile at carrot ranchApril 5, 2018, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by April 10, 2018. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments.

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Image credit: Pixabay.com (Artsy Bee)

The hibernating Rusalki fey dangled from cocoons attached to the rafters. They stirred when the rays of father sun streamed in through the window. One by one, they hatched. The tiny creatures floated on newly formed wings.

Lada was not amused. “Not in my tea,” she sputtered placing her hand over her cup. “Sister Serafima, are they like this…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Spring Showcase – Gigi Sedlmayer, Jan Sikes, Balroop Singh, Mary Smith, Janice Spina, Kristina Stanley, Carmen Stefanescu, Phillip T. Stevens, Bette A. Stevens and Molly Stevens

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to spring….. and there might be a hint of colour in the garden, as daffodils push their way to the surface, but there is plenty of colour on the shelves of the bookstore that I thought I would share with you over the next week or so.

If you are looking for you next book to read then look no further than these talented authors and over 600 books currently on the shelves.

Instead of the usual Cafe and Bookstore updates on Friday and Monday.. I will be featuring a number of authors each day with their updated reviews.

I will give you their listing which also includes a link to buy the books but also discover others that they have written but are not listed. You will also find a link to their website or blog to find out more information, and as you can imagine… they write…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Spring Showcase – Fiona Tarr, Leslie Tate, Barb Taub, Susan Toy, Stevie Turner, Terry Tyler, Sue Vincent and D. Wallace Peach

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to spring….. and there might be a hint of colour in the garden, as daffodils push their way to the surface, but there is plenty of colour on the shelves of the bookstore that I thought I would share with you over the next week or so.

If you are looking for you next book to read then look no further than these talented authors and over 600 books currently on the shelves.

Instead of the usual Cafe and Bookstore updates on Friday and Monday.. I will be featuring a number of authors each day with their updated reviews.

I will give you their listing which also includes a link to buy the books but also discover others that they have written but are not listed. You will also find a link to their website or blog to find out more information, and as you can imagine… they write…

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