Category: Featured Poetry and Shorts

Poetry: What I Want Right Now
February 20, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Grace Pasco, a Filipina-Japanese-American poet, has a favorite saying: “so be afraid, then do it anyway.” Her love for performance poetry has only grown since her first open mic with Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy, where she discovered a strong sense of community. She now performs in Washington, D.C. at Spit Dat and Busboys and Poets. Grace
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Short Story: The Long Walk Home by Stacey Meservy
February 13, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Stacey Meservy resides in Utah and is a writer, long-time blogger, occasional podcaster, runner and mom.  She has previously published two other short stories and hopes to continue in her quest toward eventually completing and publishing a novel. Stacey has also written about parenting for many blogs and newspapers over the years, but loves stretching
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Guest Post: Steampunk by E.C. Jarvis
February 6, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

We first introduced you to E.C. Jarvis by way of interview and then followed up with a review of her debut novel, The Machine, a fascinating steampunk thriller that keeps you on the edge of you seat. Steampunk is an interesting genre, and since she wrote a book on it, we invited her to share
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Short Story: The Window by Shubham Mamgain
January 30, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Today’s feature. The Window, comes all the way from India. We discovered the author on Facebook. He’s got a bright future ahead of him. Shubham Mamgain is a literature enthusiast currently pursuing his English honors from Delhi University. He first wrote an English poem, a crude rhyme as he puts it, in 6th grade. His
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Memoir: Walking the Fan Road by Joseph Saeval
January 23, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

Writers can be found everywhere these days. Today’s story is a memoir from author Joseph Saeval. Enjoy. Throughout the years, Joseph Saeval has enjoyed being a son, father, husband, friend, student, and teacher. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Averett University (Go Cougars!) and it was there that he discovered his love of teaching.
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Poetry: You Made Me by Amanda McDonald
January 16, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

Facebook communities have a wealth of good writers. This is why we scout so hard online to bring you new reads, new poetry, and introduce you to more great reads and the authors who write them. Today’s poem, You Made Me, is a nostalgic peek into what it’s like to become a mother, from the
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Short Story: Another Holy Night Finale by Cyndi Lord
January 9, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

Our Write Side recently had a contest. The theme was family traditions, written with Nicholas Sparks flair. Of the entries we received, only one could be declared the winner, but today’s story came in a very close second. We are very honored to introduce you to author Cyndi Lord and her mystical way with words.
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Short Story: Another Holy Night Part 1 by Cyndi Lord
January 2, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

Our Write Side recently had a contest. The theme was family traditions, written with Nicholas Sparks flair. Of the entries we received, only one could be declared the winner, but today’s story came in a very close second. We are very honored to introduce you to author Cyndi Lord and her mystical way with words.
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Memoir: Christmas 2009 by Tara Roberts
December 27, 2015 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

We continue Our Write Side Family Christmas this weekend, sharing a short Christmas memory from our talented photographer and resident word hoarder, Tara Roberts. Tara Roberts (pronounced Tar-ah and with a southern drawl) lives and plays on the Florida Gulf Coast. A former print news and online media reporter, she now spends her days roaming
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Short Story: Loving Stitches by Wendy Strain
December 26, 2015 Featured Poetry and Shorts Stephanie Ayers

Christmas is a special time of year for all of us here at Our Write Side. Last week, our CEO shared a funny spin on The Night Before Christmas with you. Today, our social media and marketing manager, Wendy Strain, shares a short story  called Loving Stitches with you. Wendy Strain explores the imagination as
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