March 2018 – Wordplay Contest Results :)

Thank you and Congratulations 🙂

The Lord Provides and the Lord delivered. 🙂 First of all, a big THANK YOU for showing your love and support for my poem – The Lord Provides and please join me in congratulating my fellow winner – Leontine Willow. The PoetsPub has announced in their 4th Edition of the Pub Chatter  that Leontine Willow‘s Starlit Echoes and my above-mentioned poem has won in the category of Prompt #1… Seven Words. For this prompt, we had to write a poem (16 lines max) with the seven words that were given: cold, silence, water, echo, moon, path, journey. I have never won any sort of writing contest before. So this is pretty awesome. 🙂

There was also another prompt with three themes in the March 2018 – Wordplay contest involving 13-word poetry. The three themes were hands, clowns and poetry. To be honest, all the 13-word entries were very unique and I had an interesting time writing them. I will post my entries up later on in this blog. In the mean time, please help me congratulate the winners for each category and please show them some love 🙂 :

Clown prompt — Ajay_Kumar (The World Is A Circus)

Hand prompt — Mansi Jain (A Father’s Story)

Poetry prompt — Shayahj (Poetry)

The March 2018- Wordplay Contest has closed. If there are any of you who are interested in participating in these contests, the Poets Pub has another one called Spring Has Sprung – April 2018 Contest.

Congratulations once again to all these writers for their well-deserved wins and thank you all for coming. God bless and have a great day! 🙂

Via The Lord Provides

A Special Feature: Hans Christian Andersen

A writer whose stories have inspired generations

Today in 1805, a wonderful author named Hans Christian Andersen was born.

For many people (perhaps, even yourself), his well-known stories such as The Ugly DucklingThe Brave Tin Soldier, and The Little Mermaid continue to be favourites long after his passing in 1875.

His stories appeal well to many especially children and as we mature into adults, some of them grow more resonant with meaning.

Personally being a child who was often restricted from playing outside, his stories were always great company indoors. Fast forward to 2018, his spirit and stories now inspire me to write. In fact, his style of story-telling inspired my recent short story ‘The Cricket’s Love Song‘.

In honour of his 213th birthday, here’s a link for those of us who’d like to revisit his stories.

Hans Christian Andersen Stories

Have a great day and God bless. 🙂