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An Experiment in Modern Parables

FEBRUARY 15 DEADLINE On Monday, February 15, the final phase of our three phase contest, AN EXPERIMENT IN MODERN PARABLES, will conclude. Over the past seven months, the Presbyterian Writers Guild, www.presbyterianwritersguild.org, has been receiving entries. THREE PHASES The first phase was to select the best opening hook for a story. Every fiction writer must develop the skill to hook the reader in the first paragraph or so. Our particular focus was on stories that dealt with issues that the church faces, either within the community or in relating to society. We received seventeen entries. The winners were published in the Guild’s newsletter, The Writer. The second phase was to write a piece of flash fiction of less than one thousand … Continue reading