My user name is a joke, but most everything else except my age is true. And who decided it was proper to ask a lady her age? Sheesh! ;-)
Authors Publish recently posted a list of submission calls for anthologies for a variety of topics and genres: poetry about rifts in America, romance fiction, apocalyptic and New England horror fiction, and more. None charge a submission fee. http://www.authorspublish.com/five-anthologies-seeking-submission-from-folk-horror-to-poetry/ ------------------------------ 1. Cat’s Breakfast: An Anthology of Science Fiction/Satire Third Flatiron pays tribute to Kurt Vonnegut on the 10th anniversary of his death. They want original speculative fiction stories that reflect his “sideways, humorous, sceptical view” (or gallows humour). For each of their anthologies, they also accept a few very short humour pieces, like Shouts and Murmurs in The New Yorker.Length: 1,500-3,000 words, enquire if longer; about 600 words for the short humour piecesDeadline: 15 April 2017Pay: 6 cents per wordDetails here . 2. Sixteen Rivers Press poetry anthology They want poems that respond to the cultural, moral, and political rifts in America now; poems of resistance and resilience, of witness and vision. There is no fee for postal submissions.Length: Up to three poems, totalling up to three pagesDeadline: 15 April 2017Pay: Two copies of the anthologyDetails here . 3. Zimbell House’s Summer Fling: Tales of Seduction They want well-crafted stories of romances that began in summer, or lasted only through a summer. No erotica; a PG-17 rating must be maintained.Length: 4,500-20,000 wordsDeadline: 15 April 2017Pay: One soft-cover copy of the anthology.Details here . 4. Would But Time Wait: An Anthology of New England Folk Horror Orford Parish Books wants horror fiction in which the present, which can be a year/decade of the author’s choosing, collides with the history, folklore, traditions, and psychogeography of a region, with the collision having a significant impact on the present (as defined in the work). Stories should use the physical, historical, and social landscapes of New England – Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – as a focal point. Writers can invent their own folklore, traditions, and fictional New England locations. They don’t want any stereotyping, including of economically disadvantaged or marginalized people, and prefer to avoid stories of sexual violence. Authors must query before submitting.Length: 2,000-10,000 wordsDeadline: 30 April 2017Pay: $75Details here . 5. SNAFU Judgement day: post-apocalyptic military horror They want stories with invading space aliens, demonic invasion, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence – anything that would bring about the end of the world. They want stories with soldiers, and action; about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards. No zombies.Length: 2,000-10,000 words; query for shorter or longerDeadline: 30 April 2017Pay: AUD4c/wordDetails here .
Well, the file name for the dot badge is storiesspace.com/badges/45.aspx (which leads to a 'file not found' message).As those of us in the U.S. know, 45 never delivers what was promised, and always results in an error.<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/laughing11.gif" alt="laughing9">
That's the "Can't See Timeline" badge, Larry. It's very exclusive. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/evil6.gif" alt="evil4">
Yes. This is still happening. I just checked and I cannot get to my timeline. It is still happening for me, too.I logged out and logged in again, still no timeline, just the message as in the screen shot I posted here.<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/eusa_doh.gif" alt="d'oh!"> Has anyone else mentioned this, apart from Larry and myself? I don't know if anyone else has reported the error message. I'll point Gav to this thread. In the meantime, my only suggestion is the standard clear your cache and cookies, and if that doesn't work, try a different browser.
Is this still happening? My timeline looks fine to me. I've logged out and back in a few times this week without getting the error message even once, and timeline is set to be my welcome page so it came up each time I logged in. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/dontknow.gif" alt="dontknow">
My "more to say"...http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/for-a-friend-ill-never-meet.aspx
Yes, it's true. Here is a link to the online obituary:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=alan-w-jankowski&pid=184472668&I'll have more to say later. Right now, I am beyond words.
Hi Gav. I just noticed our newest member here, Tarasmith, is a floor polishing service in Melbourne. I could swear I've seen the same advertisement on another recent member's profile. Should we report these people to you, to the admins here, or just ignore them? Thanks, Larry. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention. Please continue to let us know about inappropriate or questionable profiles by using the Report Profile option (in the upper left corner when you're on the profile page).
Justine, the same problem has hit me hard at various times. One thing I do is read the news and frame a flash fiction piece around an item that piques my interest. Another tactic is to write a fictional account based on something that happens during your day.For example, "Divine Justice" is based on an item in the news, while "The Virtue of Patience" is loosely based on an actual occurrence.Oh, and yet another way I've tricked myself into writing is to jot down as many six-word stories as you can think of, then build longer stories around your favorites. "The Assignment," "No Big Deal," "The Wait" and "It's Over" resulted from that technique.Good luck!
Send me a PM with the story and the score you intended to leave, and I'll take care of it.
You always did like surprise endings, A twist no one could see coming, And that last one of yours was a doozy. Days later, we're still reeling, Not from the shock, which dissipates, But from a grief that lingers. You probably never knew The regard people held you in, For it seemed to sneak up As we chatted and laughed About topics big and small. Our esteem grew Alongside your virtual...
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The president is doing great Only a fool would think Otherwise Most everyone believes We should trust him There is no cause for concern But some are saying The country is in danger People are scared Nothing could be further from the truth Everything is going to be fine Now read from the bottom up… * * * © 2017 by M.P. Witwer • All rights reserved ...
Added 15 Feb 2017 | Category Musings
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There was a crooked man Who ran a crooked race  And with his crooked words, Put opponents in their place He chopped them down, one by one ’Til a single foe remained On merit, she’d win handily, So he painted her with disdain  This shameless huckster’s style Is totally ‘in your face’ At any time in memory, It would have brought him great disgrace But that isn’t how it happened, Not...
Added 16 Jan 2017 | Category Musings
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1. NaNO!WriMo: Do not write anything — not a single word — for 30 days. The challenge is tougher than it might seem. 2. NaDoWriMo: Chronicle every episode of The Simpsons in which Homer exclaims, "D'oh!" This, of course, requires watching every episode of The Simpsons. Not a bad way to spend the month. 3. NaSloWriMo: Writing shouldn't be a race. Take it slowly, savoring the...
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Excuse me, sir; I hate to intrude But you're out in public and your shirt's rather rude Although fairly mild, as far as some go, The sentiment still dips pretty low I mean, 'Life's a bitch - don't elect one.' Why does she deserve that, what has she done? Oh, I cannot stand her, lots of reasons why For one, get in her way, and you're gonna die She's had people murdered time and again You...
Added 26 Oct 2016 | Category Musings
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Today at the Trump School of Dance we’re going to teach you Mr. Trump’s personal favorite move, The Narcissist Hustle. If you promise not to tell him I told you this, it’s actually the only step he knows—but he performs it expertly, better than anyone alive, in fact. Follow these steps precisely, and before long you’ll be doing it like a pro, too. 1. Rationalize: Dismiss and make...
Added 10 Oct 2016 | Category Musings
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Pardon me, miss, have you time for a poll? No, not today. I'm out for a stroll. That's okay, ma'am, while you stroll I can poll! All right, I suppose, if you poll while I stroll... Do you plan to vote in the presidential race? Oh, yes! Not voting is a terrible disgrace! Tell me a bit as to how you'll choose— If you could, please share your views! Well— I do not like the...
Added 29 Sep 2016 | Category Musings
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do I still have to stay? do I still have to care? tell me, please, why should I? tell me, please, who says so? do I still have to show up? do I still have to try? tell me, please, what's the point? tell me, please, when will I know? do I still have to smile? do I still have to pretend? tell me, please, where did the time go? tell me, please, how did it slip away? do you know...
Added 20 Sep 2016 | Category Poetry
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"This tour guide doesn't know what he's talking about. You don't need to go all the way to the student union for lunch — the coffee shop at the library is better, faster and cheaper than the cafeteria. The selection isn't quite as wide, but..." "Listen, I appreciate your insight, but you really don't need to be here. It is 'new student' orientation, after all, not 'new student and chaperone.'"...
Added 16 Sep 2016 | Category Flash Fiction
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It had been easy. Ridiculously easy, really. A couple of phone calls to make the arrangements, a few trips to the bank to withdraw the agreed-upon payment in small amounts, and his biggest problem disappeared — his wife kidnapped by a trio of small-time thugs and murdered, her body never recovered. Joseph allowed himself a slight smile while the mourners bowed their heads in prayer during...
Added 13 Feb 2016 | Category Flash Fiction
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When a noted writer hits the wall with her current project, she heads to the beach to concentrate on her work, but instead finds a charming distraction.
This award-winning short story (approximately 4,500 words) has been called “magnificently well-crafted,” “clever,”...
A timely tale of just 2,300 words, “Lost and Found” is the second story in the Short Tales series, an affectionate look at a few of the pitfalls and mishaps faced by a couple navigating a new romance. Jane and Martin both have past histories: love, loss and unforeseen changes, but...
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