The Stories We Tell Podcast Story Winners - March 2019

March 26, 2019

It's time to announce the next set of stories selected for an upcoming episode of The Stories We Tell podcast!


As always, the wonderful Natalie Aked challenged us to develop our writing skill set this month. 



The following criteria were used for these works of fiction (less than 500):




  • 1. Show the harshness of nature’s summer - this could be the heat, the humidity, the summer storms... whatever you choose, make it nature’s reminder that the summer is not always our friend.

  • 2. We all have a preferred perspective in which to write. Pick a different one for this story - first, second, or third person... yes, the judges won’t be able to track if you do this, but if you stretch and write in a different one, it will help to improve your skills.

  • 3. Include the following words or their branches (plurals, adjectives, etc) in your story somewhere (yes, all of them): ludicrous, jovial, squirrel.

This stories will appear in the August, 2019 episode of the show.


With no further ado, the writers selected to appear are (in no particular order):


Writer                                          Title                                                         

Ann Burgess                                  Summer Rain

Kevin Porter                                  Under the Oak

Paul Sating                                    2050

Bel Nel                                          Heat

Rob Harrison                                Thussen's Eye

Michele Potter                              Roads

Amanda Ward                              The End of Our Summers

Nathalie DeCock                         The Last Kiss

Tiffany Grassman                         Dreams Come True

Christine Larsen                           Going Home

Jennifer Worrell                           A Period of Adjustment

Elias Barnes                                  Squirrel's Last Day

Erica Stensrud                              Summer Nightmare



Congratulations to all of the writers selected, and thank you to everyone who participated. Be sure to look for next month's challenge next week!


If you'd like a story of yours to be featured on the show, join our Horrible Writing Writers Support Group on Facebook and participate in the monthly challenge.

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