Friday, June 6, 2014

NATURE'S WAY (a poem)

NATURE’S WAY
by
Patricia Crandall

Waterfalls cascading
over sharp, jutting rocks.
Angry rivers rising
in a storm.
Oceans
swelling…swirling
in perpetual motion.
Petals
unfolding in a summer breeze.
Bees
droning by angry swarms.
Trees
bearing pale – pink blossoms
and ripening fruit.
Creatures
burrowing tawny noses into earth.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Granddaughter won third place in contest and I received two honorable mentions.

My granddaughter, Nicole St. Onge, tied for 3rd place with her story: No Guts, No Gory. I'm so proud of her. My two honorable mentions are: HM#19 & 21. 

Hello all,

I am proud to announce to you FIRST the winners (5 stories w/ ties) and honorable mentions (21 stories with some ties) of the CWN 2013 Short Story Contest.

Congratulations to ALL who entered. This was a tremendous year as you willsee from the results.

1
Flea Bag
Watkins, Allen
1
The Secret I Kept from My Husband
Robinson, Cathleen C.
2
Live Oak
Russell, Vanessa
3
No Guts, No Gory
St. Onge, Nicole (my granddaughter)
3
Organ Donor
Stark, Jim



HM 4
The Object of Desire
Malinger, Christopher
HM 5
Blood Ties
Watkins, Allen
HM 6
Unforgettable
Corporale, Claudia J.
HM 6
Crazy Girl
Doyle, T. Michael
HM 8
It Always Rains on My Side
Petro, Jack
HM 9
Practice Makes Perfect
Newhouse, Mark H.
HM 9
The Fog Lifted
Maurer, David L.
HM 9
Closing In
Tichenor, Jane V.
HN 12
New Beginnings
Johnson, Millard
HM 13
Adam Won
Pletcher, Charles F.
HM 14
John Dough
Petro, Jack
HM 14
The Reunion
Snively, David A.
HM16
I Someone Crazy?
Ridge, Francis X.
HM 16
Senior Project
Snively, David A.
HM 18
Details
Snively, David A.
HM 19
A Ghostly Heritage
Crandall, Patricia
HM19
Unplanned Layover
Snively, David A.
HM21
Maine Coon Cat
Crandall, Patricia
HM22
Fighting Spirit
McGann, Jim
HM23
Cross World Puzzles
Pletcher, Charles F.

ONCE UPON A WINTER WALK by Patricia Crandall

Once upon a winter walk down a foot worn path, after a new fallen snow, tree limbs were heavily laden with stark white condensatio...