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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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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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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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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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Book Review: Cells

By Julia Cowan Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine. David […]

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Short Story Contest

We’re in the final hours to submit your short story! Your Assignment Create a short story inspired by this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of […]

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From the Archives

Greetings reader! Like many of you, I’ve been keeping busy during this period of quarantine with lots of cleaning and reorganizing projects. This weekend, looking through some tote tubs of old treasures of high school debate trophies, old photos, tchotchkes, day planners and yearbooks, I happened on some files of my old writings. As I […]

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Book Review: Scottish Alliance

By Jennifer Sheppard Lara McLeish is a New York based vampire hunter, in a werewolf clan when her boss sends her off to Scotland to assist with forming a new alliance. In this offering, Jennifer Sheppard presents the first three chapters of what is shaping up to be a captivating read for anyone who enjoys […]

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Short Story Contest – Deadline April 28th

Your Assignment Create an original short story based on this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of any genre. No ‘x-rated’ or discriminatory content. Selected submissions […]

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