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Winner of the September Contest

  The winner of the Best Opening Paragraph(s) is H.A. Titus! She will receive a gift basket containing a Readers’ Realm mug, gourmet coffee, chocolates, specialty teas, and a selection … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

September Contest: Time Bomb by Brian Carman

A dull, throbbing pain prodded each beat of my heart as I roused from sleep with a sharp inhale. A wooden chair supported my exhausted frame. I snapped my dry, … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

September Contest: Like Herding the Wind by C. Koepp

“Car Seven. Officer in need of assistance. Two hostile Eshuvani.” Sergeant Ed Osborn glanced back at the radio. The strain in Tucker’s voice told Osborn they’d both be spending the … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

September Contest: Storm Chase by Kessie Carroll

Nobody wants to witness the death of a whole world, but when the Subspace Storm devoured her world, Xironi and her grandfather were among the last to flee. Xironi clung … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

September Contest: Northern Lights by Kristine Morgan

Nanny sighed as she carried the lefse to the table. She hated saying goodbye and had hoped to leave Sideby quietly. But her sisters, being afraid they would never see her again, … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

September Contest: Life & Deliverance by Suzanne Williams

June 1863, New York City “Cain’t … cain’t b-believe you didn’t … didn’t …” The man hiccupped and the odor of whisky smacked his tablemate in the face. “Die,” he … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 10 Comments

September Contest: Fertility Pirates by Lynn Donovan

Molly’s sister, Kita, shouldn’t have come home—ever. She rushed through the transportation station. Kita had left seven years ago on an Abraham Project—a missionary pilgrimage six-hundred light years away. It … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

September Contest: Elisabeth Peterson

“Are you sure you have enough underwear, dear?” Mom asked, loud enough that the entire intimates department probably heard.  I glanced around quickly, and although I couldn’t see anyone, I … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Winner of the September Contest Will Receive…

this basket! Only one day left to enter! This is the link to the page for the official rules: https://readersrealm1.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/septembers-contest-best-hook/

September 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

September Contest: Forged Steel by H.A. Titus

Downtown at two AM. If that was a mathematical equation, the answer would be creepy times ten. I took a gulp of coffee. Outside our booth window sat a table … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 5 Comments
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