All posts tagged: short story

Reflections: Winter Short Story

1.31.19 Hello! With part of the US experiencing a very cold winter, I think it would be fitting to post a short story from  Christopher Evans. The Rites of Wintera short story by Christopher Evans ‘And fire and ice within me fight Beneath the suffocating night’ A. E. Housman There were heavy snows that November, and by the turn of the year Stella’s supplies of fuel were running low. She was forced to collect brushwood from the countryside surrounding the village and celebrated her twenty-second birthday with mild frostbite of the hands. She kept a fire burning in the main room throughout the day, banking it up at night so that a residual warmth and even an ember remained when she rose the following morning. It was just as well that the inn was empty of guests and she did not have to provide extra fires; it would be difficult enough to survive the winter as it was. The bleak, bitter weather reflected her inner state of mind. Her husband, Thomas, had died that autumn, a withered, exhausted …

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18 Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details… Credit source: The Writer   Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.” Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine Word count: 2,000 words or less Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well. I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!   Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

Reflections: Summer Short Story

June 27 / 17 Hello, all. It’s that time again and since summer has arrived, might as well keep up with the summer theme. Found a sci-fi short story titled All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury. It was published in the March 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I hope you like it…. cred: http://www.btboces.org All Summer in a Day By Ray Bradbury “Ready ?” “Ready.” “Now ?” “Soon.” “Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?” “Look, look; see for yourself !” The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained. It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been …

The Scene Weekend: ‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant

October 31, 2015 Hey there again…..found a short story to share with you guys on this day. I hope you like it….. The Hand by Guy de Maupassant All were crowding around M. Bermutier, the judge, who was giving his opinion about the Saint-Cloud mystery. For a month this in explicable crime had been the talk of Paris. Nobody could make head or tail of it. M. Bermutier, standing with his back to the fireplace, was talking, citing the evidence, discussing the various theories, but arriving at no conclusion. Some women had risen, in order to get nearer to him, and were standing with their eyes fastened on the clean-shaven face of the judge, who was saying such weighty things. They, were shaking and trembling, moved by fear and curiosity, and by the eager and insatiable desire for the horrible, which haunts the soul of every woman. One of them, paler than the others, said during a pause: “It’s terrible. It verges on the supernatural. The truth will never be known.” The judge turned to …

Lit-Scene: A Short Story & A Poetry Contest….

September 9, 2015 Hi again. I’m finding some great things to share with those who have creativity with a pen, please read on…… THE 2015 RROFIHE TROPHY SHORT STORY CONTEST @ ANDERBO No entry fee. For an unpublished story of 3,500 to 5,000 words, the winning author will receive $500, a trophy, and publication on Anderbo.com Deadline: October 15. Complete guidelines here: http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1no-fee-rrofihe-trohpy2015.html   INNER CIRCLE 2015 INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST A prize of $1,500 and publication in Inner Circle is given annually for the best poem. Five poems maximum, up to 14 pages per entry; $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription to Inner Circle Magazine. December 31 postmark deadline. See http://www.platinumplum.net for complete guidelines. Twitter: @platinumplumpub Address: Platinum Plum, 7322 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 1090, Houston, TX 77074 If you feel the urge to get your short story or poetry out there, then you really need to get going! Enjoy your Wednesday and be blessed!       featured image unknown