We at Verse of Silence are currently running our Short Fiction Competition which is meant to make your stories reach out to people across the globe. Only last 8 days are left for you to submit your short fiction
With this we would like to share that the top 2 winners of the competition will get cash prizes, winners certificate, special goodie and their stories will be published in the Verse of Silence magazine
Along with that 3 select entries will get vouchers worth Rs 500 each and Special Mention Certifiactes .
Send in your entries now, click on the link in the bio for the same. Tag people who might be interested in participating .
Molly McLellan is a fiction writer from Invermere BC, Canada. She has a BFA from University of Victoria in Creative Writing and a Master's from Oxford University, UK. We are delighted to have Molly read from her short story 'Field.' Details below.
... ~ 12th of February ~ Owl's Nest Books, Britannia Shopping Plaza, 815a 49 Ave SW, Calgary ~ 18:30 - 20:30 ... See you there! ... Guts xx ... Twitter: @MollyKMcLellan
It’s been 4 years now. And, I still don’t remember why and how I started loving the idea of writing. When I wrote something for the first time, I had a list of excuses and fears for not sharing my feelings with the world.
Before sharing my world (the world where I belong) so many questions popped into my mind;
What if people don’t like my stuff?
What if this gets me the wrong type of attention?
What if they will judge my personality?
The truth is, all of that happened and I’m still here. From last 3 years on this day, I always wrote about how I have seen the growth of me and this blog. But, for the first time, I am going to tell about how many times I have seen myself and this blog going down.
From the past year, I have just seen the downs and with this, I have realized it’s so easy to say “it’s okay, it happens”, but much difficult to accept it. During this time, I thought about quitting writing, deleting this blog.
I still have a copy of my second book on my hand but things are not working out to announce the publishing of it. For me, this is a failure for not being enough to do what I was doing from the last few years.
Whenever I thought about deleting this account, I just felt like someone is snatching my world from me. In these years I have built this page the way I wanted. There were no restrictions to share what I feel. A part of me will always love with this page no matter after a few years this (THE SECRET TALES) will exist or not.
I know you all might be thinking about how I can think about quitting this. I still have so many voices in my head; to quit this, not to quit the passion of writing I have in my heart and so on.
I hope next year, I will write about the journey I am having difficulties to face. I hope you all will stay. 💓
This quote moved me! Writing through self doubt is what I have found to be the hardest part. Valuing your ideas, your stories, and your voice enough to share them is so important. Be ok with the imperfections, your writings will change and develop with each draft. Besides, you have us here @lyfeworks 🤗. We’ll help un-muddy those creative waters in no time at all !
What is your favorite childhood memory?
It’s a little strange but for me a lot of my memories are hazy. I remember going to Disneyland, Yellowstone, long car rides and games with my brother. I remember playing at my grandmothers and my sick aunt. I remember visiting relatives and a thanksgiving dinner that felt like a party. But they are hazy, wrapped in a sheen of uncertainty. Like waking from a dream and trying to remember one small detail. You almost feel you can grip it but then it’s lost and you wonder, was it ever there at all?
But I suppose the memories that I think fondly of are:
My brother hugging me during a birthday party that did not go so well, my parents taking us to the sand dunes and we played/talked around huge bonfires and rode dirt bikes, a camping trip with my grandpa. #authorfaqchallenge «