Dare to Dream

Attention!

Yes, the “Dare to Dream” pages are where you may begin reading the Poetry & Writing Contest winning poems and short stories for the Winter 2016 – 2017. Congratulations to each and every last one of you who participated by entering your brilliant and outstanding literary works of art. In putting your dreams to work, you have produced a living legacy. Above all, you are all indeed ‘winners’ for putting forth an effort to create such wonderful writing and poetic pieces while working and playing with words. To start viewing the winning poetry and prose, scroll down this page and click on the links below. I hope you enjoy them all!

Wishing you the best,
Andre L. West, Editor

Welcome to the dream…

Have you ever dreamt of something that was so real and vivid to your imagination? And when you woke up, you found that it was just a dream and it was not true? Have you ever dreamt in living colours whereas you could taste, smell, hear and touch everything in it and you just knew in your heart that it is real? Have you ever had thoughts and feelings that were so strong that you just had to write them down before they went away forever?

The dream is alive!

“Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of your writing a great story or poem, is you.” You may already have written a masterpiece but are afraid to show it because you wonder what everyone thinks about you. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s just not about you anymore. I mean, once your thoughts and feelings have been realized, it becomes part of something greater than yourself. That is one reason why you may feel good, as your spirit freely moves to convey the message you choose to express, through writing a story or a poem.

Show us how you dream…

 

First Poetry Prize Winner ($250) – Summer 2015

is GRACIE-JEAN LOVEMARK

of Ottawa, Ontario – Canada

Poem Title: “LEGENDARY STRONGMAN”

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Second Poetry Prize Winner ($125) – Summer 2015

is SHIRLEY RUSSAK WACHTEL

of East Brunswick, New Jersey – USA
Poem Title: “A SUMMER’S EVENING”

 

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Third Poetry Prize Winner ($50) – Summer 2015

is TEDDY MARSHALL SMITH

of Erie, Michigan – USA

Poem Title: “UPSTREAM”

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The First Writing Prize Winner ($500) – Summer 2015

is TAMARA K. CLINE

of San Antonio, Texas – USA

Short Story Title: THE APPLE TREE ORPHANS

 

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Second Writing Prize Winner ($250) – Summer 2015

is HENRY HEITMANN

of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida – USA

Short Story Title: IN HER OWN WAY

 

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Third Writing Prize Winner ($100) – SUMMER 2015

is BEVERLY J. JUSTICE

of Cambridge, Ohio – USA

Short Story Title: THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS

 

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