September 2018 DimeStories Favorites
First, a huge apology that we have no idea how to remedy. It has come to our attention that a number of people (Yahoo and AOL subscribers perhaps) did not receive our e-mails for the September DimeStories. As there is no apparently way to get hold of anyone at MailChimp, we are at a loss and can only apologize. So, sorry.
Please mark your calendars for the second Sunday of every month just in case!!!
Thanks to our always present, helpful, and wonderful Nancy Milby and her store LCA Wines. Nancy is our wine and food mavin. Also thanks to Liz Zuercher and Nancy Grossman-Samuel for their help as well.
Also a HUGE thank you to all our readers and listeners for your continual support and imaginative and interesting stories, and DimeStories founder Amy Wallen for moderating. As always, she was terrific. You might consider getting and reading her most recent book When We Were Ghouls A Memoir of Ghost Stories.
This month we are sharing four stories with a tie for our third place favorite. All of our stories were as always, enjoyable. And the ones you are not hearing were also most enjoyable, so please come in September to enjoy each and every one.
If you aren’t getting our e-mails and would like to, please write to OCDimestories@gmail.com
Our September favorites were:
Liz Zuercher – “Prayers”
Pam Tallman- “If It Ain’t Broke…”
Jennifer Hedgecock – “All Things on Earth Point Home”
Mike Neis – “Mistakes & Grace”
Enjoy these stories, and check out some of our older ones in our archives.
We are looking forward to hearing more great stories and schmoozing with all the readers and listeners over wine and snacks on October 14, 2018 during 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