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Winter Dash Contest Winner: Martina Meinster
Published on Monday, March 4, 2013 by We have much pleasure in announcing that Martina Meinster is the winner of our Winter Dash Contest. Martina Meinster's piece is rich both in imagery and vocabulary and is a fine example of seasonal poetry. Martina will receive a choice of either L$5,000 (Second Life® currency) or a $20 Amazon gift voucher. There will also be an opportunity for her to perform her po...
Winter Dash Writing Contest
Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Deadline extended to midnight (PST) on the 6th January, 2013! Inspiration for this year’s contest is wintertide. If you need a little visual help drop by our beautiful icebound writing colony in Second Life® http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/78/45/22 Winter Dash Contest is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in...
August’s Competitive Dash Winner: Robin Sure
Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by WINNING WRITERS' WALL OF FAME Competitive Dash Winner for August, 2012: Waving Goodbye It was the third night of dreams that broke my resolve. The first dream was exciting, the second unsettling and the third terrifying. In it I ran along a pebbled beach, stones stabbing into my feet as I chased the outgoing tide. The faster I ran, the quicker the wave...
August Competitive Dash
Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012 by PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES HAVE BEEN UPDATED THIS MONTH. THIS IS DUE TO INTERNET OUTAGES AND DELAYS IN PUBLISHING. The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the 15-minute Daily Writers' Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story each month. The winning piece is th...
June’s Competitive Dash Winner: Eliza Cabassoun
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by WINNING WRITERS' WALL OF FAME Competitive Dash Winner for June, 2012: Follow Your Soul Soaring notes flying free Circling unequivocally round the brain The guitar twangs, harmony begins The rhythm pounding in my soul I close my eyes to hear it Nodding my head in time No reason, no rhyme to all that is The soaring of the vocals soaring my heart It ...
Competitive Dash – Call for Submissions
Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame. The competition is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in English. The winner will rece...
June’s Competitive Dash
Published on Saturday, June 30, 2012 by PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES HAVE BEEN UPDATED THIS MONTH. THIS IS TO INCREASE THE VOTING PERIOD BY A FURTHER WEEK. The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame. The co...
May’s Competitive Dash Winner: Singh Albatros
Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by WINNING WRITERS WALL OF FAME Competitive Dash Winner for May 2012: Beggar? Waheguru! Praise the Enlightener of all the worlds! You, who pass by this stoop – make a wide birth. You will find no begging bowl here. This brown Kashmiri lohi I wear keeps the wintery chill out. That is all I have taken from my house. And yet, I am not concerned. I re...
May’s Competitive Dash
Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Please note: In order to break the tie voting will continue until midnight (PDT) Friday 8th June. If there is still a deadlock after this date a final decision will be made by Harriet Gausman. The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short s...
April Competitive Dash Winner – Luna Elinda Branwen
Published on Thursday, May 10, 2012 by WINNING WRITERS WALL OF FAME Competitive Dash Winner for April 2012: Barren The rain fell on the desert the lizard ran cross the barren ground ready to catch the first drops of water— on his tongue, on his back, on his tail, his dream of blooming cactus and the nectar was vivid in his little heart, ready for spring and the coming of fresh insects ...
March Competitive Dash Winner – Ginger Jorgental
Published on Saturday, May 5, 2012 by WINNING WRITERS WALL OF FAME Competitive Dash Winner for March 2012: Awakening Hushed in silence like the dew stillness rests within and through, each sweet breath damp-infused. Nectar of grasses now suffused to the vase of welcoming lungs. A curtain lays across the sun, diaphanous beads so lovingly hung, transformed by Nature’s nimble glove; to...
Competitive Dash – April 2012
Published on Sunday, April 29, 2012 by The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame. The competition is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in English. The winner will rece...
Competitive Dash – March 2012
Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by The Competitive Dash, an adjunct to the Daily Writers’ Dash, uses anonymous peer review through an online poll to find the most outstanding poem, flash piece or short story. The winning piece is then displayed in the Winners Wall of Fame. The competition is open to all ages and nationalities, although entries must be written in English. The winner will...
Writers’ Dash Competition: First Prize
Published on Monday, February 22, 2010 by The Taxidermist by Valerian Shinn It was the savoir-faire of the taxidermist in the face of small pox that caught his attention. When word arrived of the resurgence of the pestilence, staff gathered in corners muttering as icy fear encircled each contracting heart. Some disappeared, hurrying home to family or racing to the ports for a ship bound anywhere away. B...
Writers’ Dash: Second Prize
Published on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Unnamed Short Story by Almo Schumann The afternoon August sun created eddies of heat that swirled on the sidewalk. From his second-floor vantage point, leaning through the open window to try to find a hint of a fresh breeze, Nick watched the hairdos wilt and the dark evidence of sweat spread on the dress shirts below. "Birmingham," Nick muttered as he turned ...
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