The Stories We Tell Podcast Story Winners - March 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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