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October 29, 2019

It's that time of year again. Mummies, skeletons, princesses, unicorns, pirates, goblins, and an IRS man (seriously folks, I had a kid dress as this a few years back - saying "I'm your worst nightmare!" Boy was she was right!) running loose through the town. All stocking up on candy and p...

October 28, 2018

Susanna Leonard Hill, is encouraging writers to practice their craft, while participating (playing) in a fun contest - her 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

There is still time to join the fun. Post your story on your blog between now and Wednesday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT. Then add you...

March 3, 2018

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Vivian Kirkfield created a challenge, "based on Bennet Cerf’s challenge to Seuss to write a children’s book using only 50 words" - #50 Precious Words. 

 Here are the rules:

#50 PRECIOUS WORDS WRITING CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  1. Write a story appropri...

February 11, 2018

Here is my entry for Susanna Hill's -

 3rd Annual Pretty Much World Famous

 Valentiny Writing Contest!!!

Here are the rules for the contest:

Write a Valentines story appropriate for children (children here defined as ages 12 and under) maximum 214 words in w...

December 11, 2017

In this busy season of cleaning, baking, decorating, shopping, and wrapping it's important to find time for yourself. Why not take a moment away from everything and read some wonderful holiday stories.  Check out the links, but also be sure to scroll through the comments for some great su...

October 31, 2017

I have so enjoyed reading all the 100-word stories that our community has created. What an amazingly, talented group of writers and poets.

I just couldn't resist putting in another entry. I had been working on this one first. But it refused to shape up. And it refused to leave me alone. So...

October 29, 2017

WOW! my 100th blog post is an entry into Susanna Hill's 100-word writing contest. What are the odds of that! 

Susanna Leonard Hill, is encouraging writers to practice their craft, while participating (playing) in a fun contest - her 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

There is still time to jo...

December 9, 2016

Here is my entry to Susanna Hill’s Mostly World Famous 6th Annual Holiday Writing Contest. The inspiration came from from a cookie marathon with my daughter, where we just finished making 24 batches of cookies. Quickly, here’s  the guidelines: Write a children’s holiday story of 300 words...

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