Once again, sincere thanks to all who entered this month’s mini-competition. All entries really do help to keep Positive Words magazine in print, providing publication opportunities for all 🙂
A great range of stories and poems this month featuring the word MUMMY. Goosebumps, tears and laughter…I enjoyed reading every one!
I divided the prize between two entries, one from Gwendoline Hynes, the other from Maryane Falk – Congratulations!
You can see the full results here: Positive Words MAY 2017 Mini Results
The word for AUGUST is BASKET. Entries need to be posted (snail mail) with the entry fee ($2 in unused stamps) to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria by 31 August. (Don’t worry if they don’t arrive by that date…the mail is sooooo slow these days and as long as your entry is posted by the end of the month it will be included.
I pot plants (succulents, geraniums etc) and sell them to help raise funds when there’s a shortfall in subs to cover printing and postage costs for Positive Words and earlier this week delivered 20 to a sweet lady in her 80s who had just dug yet another garden bed in her yard (she has quite a few!) and needed plants to fill it. I’ll call you again soon, she told me, I’m sure I’ll be making more.
I’d been feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed after a busy weekend and she put me to shame! I certainly hope I’m up to digging new garden beds when I’m in my 80s 🙂
I came home singing High Hopes (Oops, there goes another rubber tree…) and if I feel a bit tired in future I’ll remind myself of that lady planting all her plants 🙂
What an inspiration!
Has anyone inspired you lately?
The mini-competition word for August is EMPTY, but I’m hoping my mail box is soon full 🙂
Write a short story in 100 words (or under) or a poem in ten lines (or less) and use the word at least once.
The entry fee is $1.40 in unused stamps (used for posting out the monthly magazine) You can enter as many times as you want but each entry must include an entry fee.
Send to: The Editor, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria.
Entries for this month’s mini-competition featuring the word CHEESECAKE need to be posted by midnight tomorrow.
Write a short story in 100 words (or less) or a poem in 10 lines (or less) and include the word CHEESECAKE.
The entry fee is $1.40 in unused stamps per entry. Entry fees help with the postage costs involved in sending out the magazine to subscribers and contributors each month and the winner receives a six-month subscription to Positive Words magazine – full of great writing from fellow writers, inspirational articles, tips, hints and topics to get you writing.
You can find further details here: mini themes 2015
And…email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if there is anything else you would like to know about the competition or the magazine 🙂
The word for the mini competition this month is CHEESECAKE and to help inspire winning words, why not indulge in a slice or two of your favourite variety?
I think I like a classic lemon best of all but I’m open to trying most flavours 🙂
What’s your favourite?
You can find the mini-competition details here: mini themes 2015
A writing prompt to get the week started . . .
Mysterious bumps began appearing in the lawn.
I hope it generates lots of great stories and poems 🙂
I hope there are no OBSTACLES in getting those last minute entries in for the June mini-competition. (See previous posts for details)
Next month the word is CHEESECAKE . . . feel free to sample as many as you like – all in the name of ‘research’, of course 🙂
Thanks everyone for the support. As always, it really does help!