The "Dare to Dream" page is where you may begin reading the Dream Quest One Poetry
& Writing Contest winning poems and short stories from the Winter of 2016 - 2017. Congratulations to each and every
last one of you who participated by entering your brilliantly composed stories and outstanding literary works of poetry. In
putting your dreams to work, you have produced a living legacy. Most importantly, you are all indeed 'winners,' for
your undaunted efforts in creating such wonderful short stories and beautiful pieces of poetry. The WINTER 2016 - 2017 contest
winners are now published here. To start viewing winning poetry and prose, click on the links below. I hope you enjoy
them all! Stay tuned to Dream Quest One
and remember, "Don't go anywhere if you can't take your dreams with you."
Wishing you the best,
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...