Stories for Your Reading Pleasure

images-4It’s the perfect time of the years, with the nights turning cooler and the leaves falling, to curl up by the fire with a good story. So, from fellow writers across the web, here are a few of my favorites.

First up, the winner of WOW’s 2016 Spring Flash Fiction Contest,  Mixed Colors by K. Alan Leitch and 2016 Winter Flash Fiction Contest, runner-up, Carole Garrison’s –The Wait.

SmokeLong Quarterly, gives us – My Husband is Made of Ash by Jennifer Todhunter and My Friend Diane by Emily Flouton.

And, from Fiction Southeast, The Kidnapper’s Journal by Shoshauna Shy.

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did. Pass them on and let the authors know what you thought.

Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

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Stories to Share

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We’ve read a lot this week about book reviews and the impact they have on the authors. But, what about all the stories we read? It’s worth remembering, all writers need feedback on their work, regardless of the number of words. With that in mind, here are this week’s Stories to Share.

First up,   Spider Webs, by .

Second,   Reading Their Only Son, by Rick Trushel.

 

 

 

And, last but not least,  and Dollhead, by  Vanessa Mártir.

 

Accepting submissions of fiction up to 1000 words, Smokelong has an excellent article this month on what they do and do not want to see in submissions. So, check out the guidelines, carefully.

Seeking fictional stories up to 8,000 words, you can find Submission guidelines for Menda City Reviewhere.

Fiction Southeast is looking for short fiction of 1500 words or less and offers two annual contests. Submissions are accepted for The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize from June the 1st – December 1st. First Prize includes  $200.00 and publication. In addition, the annual Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize opens in December with a deadline of July 1st. Winner $100.00 and publication. You can find their general guidelines here.

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did, share them, and where possible, I encourage you to leave a comment for the author.

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I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilagood, and Contently.