I am very appreciative of the feedback I received on my story “Snapshots of a Life” from Mash Stories. If you get a chance I would definitely submit to them. I love getting feedback on my stories, because it helps me improve my writing. I think there is nothing more frustrating than getting no feedback at all. I am going to be submitting more stories to them.
So I’m just gonna leave this here…. Second rejection letter, from Mash Stories. I had submitted this story to the writing competition they hosted on the 8th of this month. I just got an email and got this on my submittable account. Unfortunately as with other stories that I have submitted previously, I have gotten no feedback. I find that frustrating.
The story I wrote for this Mash stories was a stepping stone for changing the name on my blog page to Snapshots of a Life, and it is a story I hold dear because it is based on a simple truth. So moving on from here… I look forward to sharing this story on my page, with all of you later tonight. I think that is where it belongs.
I am continuing to move forward with my novel I am writing, as well as reading The Story Sisters, by Alice Hoffman. I have not been able to put it down! After I finish it I will also be writing a review for all of you. I feel reading is a big part of writing. You cannot write unless you read. It gives you such an appreciation of the craft, and also ways on which we can improve our writing.
A single leaf blowing in the wind made a scratching sound as it danced down the pavement. As the snow melted, and spring began it was a reminder of fall. Last year decay still left over. Spring showers would not only bring vegetation to the land, they would wash the decay away as well.
I walked down the sidewalk, as my son skipped along following the leaf, making a thumping sound on the newly paved sidewalk.
“It’s a leaf! It’s A leaf,” he shouted.
He chased it, but it was too fast for him to catch. But, he still tried to catch it. Where there was decay he still found life.
Writing Prompt: Write about a single leaf. Post in the comment below.
For those of you that have the book, A Year Of Creative Writing Prompts, by Love in Ink. You can find this on Day 17. Thanks! And please do not forget to check them out.
It was the appointed hour. At 2am there she laid on the pavement. The shattered glass reflected her image back to her, as the light of the moon illuminated the wreckage she had been torn from. Crying out to anyone that would hear,
“Don’t let me die! Don’t let me Die!”
However, the cries fell onto deaf ears. She was outside herself now. EMT crews were working on her. The biggest fear the middle-aged woman had, was dying without leaving her mark on the world. The little trusty notebook where she kept her novel she was going to publish, was clutched in her hands as the medical personal worked on her. Everything began to go black but she still cried,
“Please God, not yet! Not Yet!”
I love writing prompts! This book has so many good prompts to get your creative Juices going. I wanted to share it with you because sometimes as writers we hit the proverbial writers block, or need something different. Something to get us to think outside if the box. I love this idea, and tomorrow I am going to begin one of the writing prompts.
There are three writing prompts for each day. Morning, Midday and Dinner. I am going to pick a random one, and in the morning try this out. I am excited to delve into this book of writing prompts!
Here is Love in Inks website, and they have a link to their Facebook page on their site as well.
I just entered this competition. This is a great way to improve your writing skills. I also enjoy reading the shortlisted stories on their website. I love reading as much as I love to write!