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...

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...

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?”...

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...

July Writing Prompt Co...

Congratulations to Sej Harmon, the winner of our quarterly drawing.  Sej has won a print copy of our Summer 2012 Issue: Time.   Congratulations also to Raphael, our June Writing Prompt Contest Winner!  Grandma was gripping my hands tight now; I could feel a dull pain. Her worn wedding band...

June Writing Prompt Co...

Congratulations also to Sej Harmon, our April Writing Prompt Contest Winner!  There’re a million reasons! Jessie will starve and the mats and burrs in his hair will cause skin problems. Egg yolk will dry, cementing your favorite pattern into a stack of ceramic pancakes. Socks will go...

Mother’s Day Mic...

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” ~Mark Twain   We’re running a special Micro Fiction Contest in honor of Mother’s Day. To enter write a micro story in the comments of this post (100 words or less) based on the quote...

April Writing Prompt C...

Congratulations to Armelandliz, the winner of our quarterly drawing.  Armelandliz has won a print copy of our Spring 2012 Issue: Place.   Congratulations also to our March Writing Prompt Contest Winner!  Kris Oh the places you’d go if you hadn’t your job Or your corn on the cob or your...