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Short Story Contest – June 2021 winners

Emily Sullivan

Clare Bonner

FIRST PLACE : SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

Bio Coming Soon!

Emily Sullivan

Tracy Bradford

SECOND PLACE : SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

Author of the Divide Series books, “Six World Sagas”, and International Best-Seller “Written in the Stars”, Tracy believes her writing is a little piece of magic God gave her.

“Life is hard enough. I want stories to transport me to another place. A magical place, where I can stretch out my hand to touch the wonder of this vast universe God created. A universe more extraordinary than we can begin to comprehend. These are the stories I love best, and the ones I love to write. Welcome to my worlds!”

Emily Sullivan

Joshua Flores

THIRD PLACE (TIED): SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

Joshua Flores manifested in Chicago with Spanish as his first language, the struggle to learn English well led him to read. He devoured comics and men’s adventure novels. Eventually, he exchanged Doc Savage, James Bond, and Sherlock Holmes for authors. He scoured thrift stores and used book stores for Poe, Bloch, Beaumont, Ellison, and Bradbury. Horror wasn’t a specific genre but whenever Josh found it, it never failed to draw out raw emotions.

Those emotions beckoned Josh to write. At ten years old, he two-finger-pecked short stories on an old electric typewriter. He hasn’t stopped writing since. That scares Josh.

Emily Sullivan

Bernie Nofel

THIRD PLACE (TIED): SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

Bio Coming Soon!

Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan

FOURTH PLACE: SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

Emily Sullivan is a Fantasy, YA, and short fiction writer. She is a lover of whimsy, the weird, the monsters, and the misfits. Her work features formidable female protagonists, explores gender, power relations, and environmental themes. Her most recent work has been featured in Short Fiction Break.

Emily Sullivan

Nora Fry

FIFTH PLACE: SHORT STORY CONTEST JUNE 2021

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MARCH 2021 K.I.S.S. CONTEST WINNERS

Emily Sullivan

Taylor Kimble

FIRST PLACE: K.I.S.S. CONTEST MARCH 2021

Taylor Kimble is a budding fiction novelist, short story writer, poet, and editing student who is currently writing her first novel–a fantasy piece projected to publish in 2022. Past publications include works of fan fiction, children’s stories, short stories, and poetry. Inspired by her favorite author, Dean Koontz, Taylor hopes to bring the excitement, joy, and eerie suspense to her readers that Koontz has brought to her. Besides reading and writing, her hobbies include photography, herbalism, and (of course) the study and practice of language.

“Today on Author’s Daily: Writer against Blank Page. Once again, Page triumphs.”

Emily Sullivan

Charlie Davis

SECOND PLACE: K.I.S.S. CONTEST MARCH 2021

I was inspired to enter the contest because of word of mouth. Loved it thank you!

I live in Los Angeles, I love writing, yoga and editing. I consider Ben ‘n Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk a complete meal and have five books at my bedside I’m currently reading, all different genres.

My inspiration for the contest was what came to me first:
saw it as a mystery. In my mind, the person who was pushed is no longer of this world. But they sure have a good story to tell if we could hear them!

“He couldn’t remember the fall itself, but he remembered who pushed him.”

Emily Sullivan

Stephanie Gold

THIRD PLACE: K.I.S.S. CONTEST MARCH 2021

“He jumped. Wind. Regret. Flashes of fear, children’s bodies, excitement, remorse. Headlines.”

Emily Sullivan

Naomi Boness

FOURTH PLACE: K.I.S.S. CONTEST MARCH 2021

“Salamander blinked, safe in the knowledge that Earth had expelled the tourists.”

Emily Sullivan

Josée Sandra Marie

FIFTH PLACE: K.I.S.S. CONTEST MARCH 2021

Josée is a multifaceted Canadian artist, and is constantly developing her interests in poetry, singing, painting, modelling and dancing

She is an observer of people and she draws on her life experience to write about themes of love and loss and finding real connection in this complicated world.

She has also has a side that loves fantasy & strategy games, and she loves to stretch her mind working puzzles like escape rooms.

When she is not being creative, and taking steps towards publishing her own books, she’s busy enjoying her time with her children at home in Ottawa, Canada.

“My mind will have to enjoy what my body refuses to indulge.”