To all my beautiful people:
In short, I will post the fiction contest winner below. Yay. And next week, I will post the non-fiction winner. After that I’ll start producing original content again, as well as showing a few pieces from those who were not winners. Anyway, if you have suggestions for any articles, now is the time to send them! I really appreciate feedback from all of you.
Well, before I get started, I think this blog thing is catching. In the last month, I’ve had the pleasure of helping three wonderful young people start their own blogs. It’s been a very pleasing experience, and to help them I want to share those links with you. (One of them is belonging to our very own Gracie Rose.)
The first blog is that of one JJ Hallam. His blog can be found at this link. Primarily it covers issues of literature and history and current events which all cross over into each other. There are several very enjoyable articles there for anyone interested in more analytical writing.
The second blog is that of our darling Gracie Rose. Her blog can be located at this link. It’s titled dear Gracie Rose. On it you will find everything from general thoughts to new poetry and advice on life, writing, and many other things. I highly encourage you to read pieces from this blog as they are always enjoyable.
The third blog is that of one Lanee. Her blog can be located at this link. While she doesn’t have any current articles up and the blog is in a state of being fixed up (because she literally just started it last night), she has a plethora of new and fun ideas that she’ll be posting in the near future, so I would keep an eye on this one. (She would be so pleased that I used the word plethora.)
Please take a look around these blogs. These are new authors, but they all have lots of promise, and I find it encouraging to see them stretching their wings to try new avenues of writing. Let’s support them in their endeavors, just as they have supported fellow bloggers in the past. 🙂
Before I go into our contest winner’s piece, I’ll give you a little background information. There was an almost tie in the fiction division, and I was hard pressed to choose a winner. (Mostly by myself.) That said, “Broken Soul” was the only piece submitted by Vera Aisling. It’s a short story based off of two characters from a longer piece she’s writing titled “Demon’s Lullaby.” “Broken Soul” is its prologue of sorts.
To tell you a little bit about Vera, she kindly sent us the below bio (which includes some links to more amazing blogs, guys! Especially Of Beauty and Rage, which is a story based blog. <3)
Vera Aisling writes comedic fantasy, psychological horror, and slice of life stories about faith and other hard aspects of life. She has an obsession with vampires and angels. You can read more of her stuff on her personal blog Shadows in the Corner, or her collab angel series blog Of Beauty and Rage.
That said, without further ado, I will now present our fiction winner for the 2017 Summer Contest!