Video Trailer: Love Hurts

Love Hurts 120x177Love does not always result in ‘happily ever after’. It is a powerful emotion that, in the hands of a damaged soul, can be all-consuming, dangerous and even lethal.

In this collection of short stories — some dark, some light-hearted — written by award-winning author Carol E. Wyer, we discover what happens when love takes over.

Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions.

Love Hurts, the short story collection by Carol E. Wyer, is available on Amazon.com, Smashwords, and Amazon UK, and other online retailers.

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Jeremy Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing

As part of the Oxford Literary Festival, the Jeremy Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing is being awarded for unpublished short stories with food and drink at the heart of the tale. Submit one story, maximum 2500 words.

Prizes:  £7,500

Reading fee:  Free.

Deadline is October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.


Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

Bartleby Snopes Writing Contest: Dialogue Only!

If you like a challenge and love great dialogue, this one might be for you. The FIfth Annual Bartleby Snopes Writing Contest wants stories told in dialogue only. No set directions, no fancy descriptions, not even any of that he said/she said business. Just dialogue. Under 2000 words.

Prizes:  First prize: $250 and publication; Honorable Mentions (4): $10 plus publication.

Reading fee:  $10.00.

Deadline is September 15, 2013 (So get going!) For more information, please visit their website.


Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

Earl and Conchita

A short story
by Stephen Hise

Earl had not slept through the night since Maxine died. That was three years ago now. Conchita woke him every hour or so with her bouts of incessant meowling. She had started doing it shortly after Maxine took ill.
Maxine had called it singing. She laughed at it. Earl did not see the humor. He needed his rest to take care of Maxine and Maxine needed her rest to get well. But Maxine did not get well. She had died just as the doctors had said. Earl thought perhaps the lack of rest had made the difference. Continue reading “Earl and Conchita”

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