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Short Story Feature: Riptide

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the June Short Story Feature Contest. The featured entry is: Riptide By: Rylee Alexander Rylee is a thirty-something-year-old author from Central New York with big dreams to travel. She has a husband, two boys, and a dog, and spend what little free time she has reading, and […]

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An Interview with Sherry V. Ostroff

Sherry V. Ostroff is the author of two books, The Lucky One, is a memoir originally published in 2016, and Caledonia, a work of historical fiction was published last year. She is a winner of the Indie Diamond Book Award. Q: Can you sum up Caledonia in 20 words or less? Caledonia is the tale […]

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An Interview with Eunice Blecker

Eunice Blecker is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and is a long-time member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington. Her novel, Shavlan, was published in 2018. Q: Can you sum up Shavlan in 20 words or less? Shavlan is a historical novel about the author’s maternal grandmother during the fall of Tsarist Russia and […]

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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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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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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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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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