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3 cohorts, 2 rounds, and 15 judges later… The results are in!!! 12 words of celebration for our first K.I.S.S. 12 word story contest! *yay* *whoopee* *hurray* *groovy* *sweet* *awesome* *wicked* *fantastic* *yipee* *cool* *amazeballs* *booyah*

Taylor Kimble

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.”

Charlie Davis

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.”

Stephanie Gold

Stephanie Gold

Third Place: K.I.S.S. Contest March 2021

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

Naomi Boness

Naomi Boness

Fourth Place: K.I.S.S. Contest March 2021

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

Josée Sandra Marie

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.”

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