Lisa Heins

 

August Writing Prompt ...

Congratulations to Karen Donley-Hayes, our July Writing Prompt Contest Winner! “That’s where it happened,” they said. They spoke in unison, like twins. “In the bathtub?” their companion said. I stopped chewing my granola to eavesdrop better. “In the bathtub,” one of the...

July Writing Prompt Co...

  Congratulations to Melissa Grunow, our June Writing Prompt Contest Winner! It was a drought. The first in ten summers that it refused to rain. Sunshine and heat during the day and strong winds threatening tornadoes at night, but no rain. Lawns burned to dry brush under the open sky and...

June Writing Prompt Contest Jun03

June Writing Prompt Co...

Last month, the other editors and I decided that it might be time to give our readers/contributors a short hiatus from the monthly micro-fiction contest.  We are hoping that everyone’s creative juices are once again flowing, and ready to take a crack at this month’s prompt.  Because we...

April Writing Prompt C...

Congratulations to John Pawson, our March Writing Prompt Contest Winner! The palaeographer scratched his head, confused. The slab of granite sat front and centre of the table, surrounded by aged tomes and yellowed, dog-eared books. These letters… there was no doubt; he’d definitely seen...

March Writing Prompt C...

Congratulations also to Chris Baird, our February Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Chapped lips on a springtime face. He leaned close to explain to her the important distinctions between stormtroopers and scout troopers and she stole it: his first kiss. She smelled as good as a fresh comic...

February Writing Promp...

Congratulations to Jason Huff, the winner of our quarterly drawing!  He has won a print copy of our Winter 2013 Issue: Storytelling.   Congratulations also to Pilar W, our January Writing Prompt Contest Winner! It was the first snow of the year and it covered the grass and street like a...

Inside the Kaleidoscop...

  Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor Jason Huff. His short story “Her Epilogue” appears in Issue 8: Storytelling. My writing process is pretty standard: I get an idea (typically flowing from the high setting of the shower head), I write it down on paper, and I stare at...

January Writing Prompt...

Congratulations to Jason Huff, our December Writing Prompt Contest Winner! My Sunday sermons were delivered by a street painter, teaching me more about Creation than any book could. His scripture was nature – majestic and grand. I believe he was creating life for a crowded city filled with...

December Writing Promp...

Congratulations also to Jason Huff, our October Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Jack was on the brink of attaining nirvana at the time of his death. It was the serrated knife sawing around his head that killed the dream. Jack wanted to scream, but was mute. “Can I pull everything out?”...

October Writing Prompt Contest Oct08

October Writing Prompt...

Congratulations to M. Walter Blackstone, the winner of our quarterly drawing!  He has won a print copy of our Fall 2012 Issue: Feast or Famine.   Congratulations also to Armelandliz, our September Writing Prompt Contest Winner! September is the new January, now that the weather’s...

September Writing-Prom...

Congratulations also to M. Walter Blackstone, our August Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Motor stopped and frogs babbled behind wet trees. Nobody saw him burn his pants. Rights don’t make a wrong, he said aloud to the jungle and the ex-president in his head laughed. He thought about kites and...

August Writing-Prompt Contest Aug09

August Writing-Prompt ...

Congratulations to Jon Brady, our July Writing Prompt Contest Winner! Summer is good a lots of fun. There’s fireworks and when there over my head I hear planes too. When I was little my mother said look at planes and you’ll fly some where some day to. You’ll more be better than now and...