June 2017 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for making this small but mighty DimeStories such a success. The stories were great, and thanks Kari of LCA Wine who picked out some wonderful wines, while Nancy Milby is away having a lovely time touring vineyards in France! We’re sure she’ll come back with some great stories. Also thanks to Cindy Berg, our newest volunteer for picking up the great snacks.
First, because they are so much fun, we wanted to share Moderator Pam Tallman’s link to the annual Bulwer/Lytton Fiction Contest.
Some pretty funny entries – check out the link to learn more about it. Perhaps next year, you will submit and get chosen!
As everyone got votes this time, and there were lots of ties, we decided to share all 8 of our stories with you this month.
Our favorite story was “Finding Doric” by Pam Tallman. Her story was a cautionary tale of sorts about when the TSA noses around in your luggage.
The tie for our 2nd favorite stories were Liz Zuercher with (we were glad to hear it) a fictional story called “What Now?” about going on with life after we lose a partner of long standing,
and Cindy Berg with “Staying Alive” a story about what happens when our parents get old and stop being the people we knew, and how it affects us.
The next five were some ties and very close, so here, in alpha order we go:
Braulio – Father’s Day to Rest
Terry Black – “Furniture Shopping – The Ultimate Horror”
Nancy Grossman-Samuel – Michelle Obama is a What?
Audre Schantz – The Dog and the Moon
Ron Terranova – “Searching for Teddy”
Enjoy these stories, check out some of our older ones in our archives.
Looking forward to hearing more great stories and schmoozing with all the readers and listeners over wine and snacks on July 9th for our next DimeStories open mic. As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm. Come a little early and/or stay a little late for some schmoozing, snacks and wine.
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you’re new to the group, your story must be prose, your own work, 3 minutes or less (approximately 500 words), but can be fiction, non-fiction, or something in between! ALSO, you do NOT need to read. You can come and listen this first time, or forever.
Also, as a heads up – we ask for a $5.00 donation per person to help cover our membership in the National DimeStories organization (helps keep these web pages up), as well as to help cover the costs of the food and drink we serve.
If you missed any of our previous open mic events LIVE, check out the Audience Picks from the past in the archive–>
Also, if you want to get on our e-mail list, please send a request to be added to OCDimeStories@gmail.com
Interested in getting your writing out there? Follow the links below:
The Gotham Writers website has classes and contests. Susan, one of our MCs mentioned #storieseverywhere contest as well as the 91-word memoir contest – you can explore those links and others here: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/home.php
There are also a plethora of writing contests for every genre of writing through the writer’s magazine – check it out here: http://www.pw.org/grants