Twitter (140 Characters) Short Story Contest Winners. Read all 25 winning stories

A great exercise to get those creative juices flowing.

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Enclosed are the 25 winners for our inaugural “very short story” festival contest.

All 25 winners will now have their stories made into a movie using a professional voice over artist:

Submit your own Very Short Story to the Festival:

Title: Where is the ‘Good’ in ‘Goodbye’?

by W. T. Paterson

At the airport gate she kissed him, and she cried, and he said “I clogged your toilet,” and she cried some more.

Title: A New Home For You, Dear

by Ida Ayu Lestari

A woman in red gave a book to a little boy, before he’s gone missing. Later, the mother finds him inside a book in his room, with the woman.

Title: The gentle sunset

by B.W.Shearer

A palm tree small but tall
Against the deepening sky
Sits at the centre of
The gentle sunset of
Subtle pink and rusty red
Slowly diminishing around

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This brought a smile to my face. Thank you, Tom Hocknell.

Idle blogs of an idle fellow

At risk of sounding like a songwriter singing about writer’s block, I’m a month into blogging so it’s probably time to blog about blogging; as the band once named itself – Pop will eat itself.

For a start, it’s harder than it looks which admittedly isn’t hard. You stare at the screen with the sort of expression facing middle class problems, like what to buy builders in thanks for the sort of hard work that went out of fashion with Stalin. Any alien dropping in would wonder why you aren’t doing a proper job, like building, instead of eking out tea under the resentful eye of the coffee shop proprietor while hovering your fingers over a keyboard.

I once harboured intentions to be a newspaper columnist, until I realised that for good copy you need interesting things happening to you. All the time. Local parks are populated by drinkers, people without gardens, and columnists hoping a…

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Indie ReCon – 2015

Jean Reinhardt

IndieReCon – It’s Coming! It’s Coming There’s a free, online self-publishing conference taking place next week. It’s the third year of IndieReCon, and they have an action-packed schedule filled with all sorts of great stuff – a mixture of posts, vlogs, webinars, as well as the opportunity to drill deeper into the various topics with a series of online and Twitter chats. The fun kicks off next Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 (EDT) and runs until Friday, April 17th . Be sure to drop in, there’s some cool stuff planned, and it’s all FREE (make sure to register to gain access). Register here – it’s free.

In one week, IndieReCon will return to the web and we’d love to have you join us! Last year with over 25,000 visitors, IndieReCon was awesome with chats and giveaways and days of helpful and pertinent information. This year will be even bigger and…

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