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Drying Out

Thank you to all who have taken the time to contact me after hearing of our little flood. All the messages and kind thoughts mean so much and make a big difference 🙂

The worst of the clean-up is done although I have a few damp boxes on the verandah just outside the back door filled with papers and bits and pieces saved, everything from pieces published, prize certificates etc to clippings I thought might one day be useful. Maybe a few surprises still to come; that will be top of this week’s to-do list!

The clean-up crew have been wonderful and I cannot praise them highly enough for their efficiency in doing their jobs and also their kind attitudes which make all the difference. The soggy floor coverings have been ripped up and taken away with our lounge suite and various pieces of wooden furniture and drapes, and piles and piles of belongings stored at ground level (books, fabric, wool, clothes, linen and, sadly, a few sentimental items), have been sorted, photographed and catalogued by those wonderful men before being taken away. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the repairs (skirting boards etc) begin, new floor coverings are installed and the insurance company come up with a fair settlement to cover the belongings. So far, so good 🙂

The December issue is almost complete, a little late going off to the printer but I am sure you will all understand 🙂

Thanks again!

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JULY Mini-Competition Results

Another BIG thank you for your entries this month 🙂

The prize has been divided between to entrants/entries, one from Peter J Lingard, the other from Jan Stringer. Congratulations!

Full results can be found here:   Positive Words JULY 2017 Mini Results

I look forward to lots of entries in the October mini-competition. The word is BUILDING (see details under competitions at the top of the page) and need to be posted by 31 October.

September Mini-competition

Just a reminder  – entries for the September Mini-competition featuring the word COACH need to be posted by 30 September (Saturday)

Details here: mini themes 2017

Thank you everyone for the support 🙂

Fillers Wanted :)

The September issue is with the printer, a great issue filled with diverse themes, topics and styles. Plenty to interest everyone 🙂

Now I’m looking for ‘fillers’ (and longer poems, stories and articles) for upcoming issues. This issue will be number 179 since the first issue of Positive Words magazine in 2002 and I’m still amazed at the amount of little spaces each month. All submissions are always appreciated and I’m hoping for lots in the Haiku, Limerick, very-short-poem size as well as micro or flash fiction. Hard copy, snail mail…send to Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523. Thanks 🙂

And don’t forget the mini-competition for August (word for the month BASKET) needs to be posted by 31 August. mini themes 2017

And…entries are open for the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition. Get your entry form here : Entry form

August Mini-Competition

Positive Words August Mini-Competition – write a short story in 100 words or less, or a poem in ten lines or less (excluding titles) using the word BASKET.

Entry fee $2.00 in unused stamps. Prize: 6-month subscription to Positive Words magazine. Entries need to be posted by 31 August. Don’t worry if they don’t arrive by then – the mail is so erratic these days and as long as you post by the closing date your entry will be included 🙂

Send entries to The Editor, PO Box 798, Heathcote Victoria 3523.

February Mini-competition Results

Sincere thanks to everyone who entered the competition – I really appreciate the support.

Congratulations to this month’s winner Marie Vonow!

Please find full results here: Positive Words FEBRUARY 2017 Mini Results

More results will be posted soon 🙂

NOVEMBER Mini-Competition Results

Once again – ‘Thank you’ everyone for your entries in the Positive Words November Mini-competition – I really appreciate the support and hope you will all continue to enter the mini-competitions.

Congratulations to the equal November winners – Yvonne Deering and Jodi Titley!

You can find results here: Positive Words NOVEMBER 2015 Mini

If you would like a copy of the February issue featuring the winning entry and results, please send $5.50 (cheque, money order, unused stamps or direct deposit) to Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

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