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Attention!
 
Yes, the Dare to Dream pages are where you may begin reading the Poetry & Writing Contest winning poems and short stories from the Winter 2013-2014. Congratulations to each and every last one of you that 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, 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...

 

 

The First Poetry Prize Winner ($250) - Winter 2013-2014

is CHARLOTTE LOUISE NYSTROM

of Greenville, Maine - USA

Poem Title: "Beneath Snow and Ice"

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Second Poetry Prize Winner ($125) - Winter 2013-2014

is TOM BEDFORD

of Henleaze, Bristol - United Kingdom
Poem Title: "Of Changes"

 

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Third Poetry Prize Winner ($50) - Winter 2013-2014

is SYLVIA BEHNISH

of Surrey, British Columbia - Canada

Poem Title: "LIFE IS GREAT"

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The First Writing Prize Winner ($500) - Winter 2013-2014

is JILL SADOWSKY

of Ra' anana - ISRAEL

Short Story Title: A GRAVE SURPRISE

 

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Second Writing Prize Winner ($250) - Winter 2013-2014

is ALEX CSEDRIK

of Lyndhurst, New Jersey - USA

Short Story Title: SEARGENT'S HOME

 

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Third Writing Prize Winner ($100) - Winter 2013-2014

is ANGELICA SINGH

of Algonquin, Illinois - USA

Short Story Title: WAITING FOR A RAINBOW