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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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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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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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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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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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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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Short Story Contest

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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Bonus Short Story

This week, I’m including a bonus post, in addition to my regular update! I’m featuring the short story that started it all, inspiring Ruth Long, Age 88 and the entire In Loving Memory series. The story was based on the writing prompt: write a funeral scene from the point of view of the deceased. Ruth […]

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Featured Short Story: “Room 306”

This week, I’m highlighting more of my short story work. “Room 306” appeared on Reedsy Prompts , as part of their weekly writing contests. This was written and submitted in response to the prompt: Write a short story in which the last line is the count down to midnight on New Year’s Eve Room 306 […]

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Down An Old Dirt Road

Welcome reader! This week, I’m featuring a short story from my archives. “Down An Old Dirt Road” is based on the writing prompt: a woman is sitting on the front steps of an old, ramshackle house, in an elegant black dress. The lyrics of an old country song ran through her mind as she sat […]

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