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Book Review – Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey

By Mirta Ines Trupp Destiny by Design: Leah’s Journey is set in Imperial Russia, in the late 19th Century. Leah Abramovitz is the youngest of twelve children, coming of age in Odessa. Her upper class merchant family is suddenly faced with a challenging political climate which threatens their livelihood. Despite her opposition to the decision, […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment The May Short Story Feature Contest closes tonight! I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by this image: Contest Rules Stories are to […]

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Book Review: The Meyersons of Meryton

By Mirta Ines Trupp This variation on Pride and Prejudice revisits the Bennet family as they welcome new neighbors to Meryton. Rabbi Meyerson and his family are received at Longbourn on their arrival from London as Rabbi Meyerson is to serve the Hebrew congregation of Meryton. But other business calls the Rabbi away to Brighton, […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment One more week to get your entry in for the May Short Story Feature Contest! I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by […]

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Book Review Adhaat Asao’s Liege

By Afroz Alam Lord Vishnu, protector of the world, is gathering Avatars to help humanity. This is my first work by this author and I really enjoyed it. The language is wonderfully descriptive. I really liked the very vivid imagery. In a world with dragons, dwarfs, and avatars, I found parallels to Game of Thrones […]

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Book Review: It All Started Down at the Stewarts

By Joe Medler Frank is a retiree who regularly meets a group of friends for coffee. A chance to get out of the house and keep up with friends. Frank becomes suspicious when his friend Dale announces one day that his wife Doris has passed away. Frank decides his friend’s behavior doesn’t see quite right […]

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Poem Feature: Little Things

Being a part of the blogging world has introduced me to so many amazing people! It’s been a great opportunity to interact so many talented writers. I enjoy having a platform to share their work with all of you too! This week, I’m featuring a poem by Doc Hajirah M. I discovered her work through […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by this image: Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. […]

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Book Review #ShidduchCrisis

By Penina Shtauber Shidduch dating is an Orthodox Jewish form of dating where singles are matched for the purpose of finding a spouse. It is an intense form of dating that occurs over a short period of time. #ShidduchCrisis is a collection of short stories told from the perspective of young Jewish singles in the […]

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Short Story Contest Feature

Thank you to everyone who participated in the April Short Story Contest! The assignment was simple. Write a short story (1500 to 3000 words) based on this image: Selected entries receive a feature here on heidislowinski.com. The next contest will be posted on May 12th! The Featured Story Is: The Unexpected Vacation By John Scott […]

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