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  • Finding this site three years ago was a blessing to me. I am becoming the writer I wanted to be because of what I've learned at FanStory. I have had stories published (the publishers came to me), won the state contest last year in the short story category, and have been asked to speak at writers groups. Three years ago I couldn't write a grocery list. –Marti Hurst

  • Without the wonderful writers and reviewers on Fanstory, the publication of my book "She laughs with demons," would still be just a dream. I was given help with grammar, encourgament and gentle critiques. They were all given to help me improve my work. Everyone on FanStory helped me grow as a writer. I will forever grateful .–Shirley Bracken aka Shirley B

  • I stumbled onto FanStory by accident last January and decided to try it out. Little did I know I had just signed up for the wildest ride of my life! Here we are over a year later and I just published my first book on Amazon, "Miss Mabel's School for Girls." If that sounds familiar, it's because Miss Mabel's started here as a first draft at FanStory!

    Without FanStory, I can definitely say that this book would never have happened! I'm so grateful to all I learned and all you taught me. Thank you, thank you FanStory! - –kcross11 ("Miss Mabel's School for Girls" was published April 2014)

  • FanStory sponsored a contest to write a novel in two months. I completed it February 29 of this year. Last night I signed a contract with a publisher. Thanks so much to the people who read "Melinda Heads West" and helped me by reviewing and sending tips my way. I'm over the moon! I've said this before, I'm saying it again.... I LOVE FANSTORY! Thanks for all you do! –Robyn Corum



Featured Poems


from 59 reviews.

No Way Out.
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Doing Time.
by WintyBoy

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an antonym
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Same Sky
by Irish Rain

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a four line poem
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Necessary Travel
by Irish Rain

from 64 reviews.

Rant
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A Rant
by Owen Ellero

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Mystery Place poem contest entry
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The Unseen City
A contest entry

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A Senryu Prayer
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Wisdom and Mercy
A contest entry

from 33 reviews.

Bird of Prey
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from 14 reviews.

5.7.5 prompt
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Fall's view
A contest entry

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let me live
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Just a poem 8 /6 /8 /6
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Memoriam: Norma McCorvey (1947-2017)
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from 12 reviews.

Remembrance blends the strongest feelings
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AWalk Among Magnolias
A contest entry

Featured Stories


from 26 reviews.

Fighting for Ole Glory!
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Etched In My Heart!
by junglefighter

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The Operator meets with his boss
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Mutton Chops
by mbroyles2

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Joey's Father and Connie Separate
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from 9 reviews.

Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven.
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Teacakes
by Sis Cat

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Rachael meets a new friend
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Gary fights his addiction by going to rehab at Sunnyview
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Rehab for Gary
by Mustangpatty1029

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recovery...
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Justify - part VI
by giraffmang

from 21 reviews.

A story of love, loyalty and betrayal.
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The Move
by Margaret Snowdon

from 15 reviews.

What if it was true?
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from 25 reviews.

A story of love, loyalty and betrayal.
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Desperate Measures
by Margaret Snowdon

from 24 reviews.

Archie and Ayala look into the book from Junior's office.
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The Book of Hokee
by davisr (Rhonda)

from 22 reviews.

An apple that reminds me of my father
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The Bloody Ploughman
by prettybluebirds


Well Received Poems


from 13 reviews.

snackered song lyrics
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A Love Story in Song
by robyn corum

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free verse
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Mary Oliver
by I am Cat

from 17 reviews.

let me live
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from 18 reviews.

Smuggled out from my cell
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Conspiracy Files
by kiwisteveh

from 13 reviews.

Wrapped Refrain - Potlatch Challenge
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from 8 reviews.

haiku Challenge 9--insects
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haiku (praying mantis)
by IndianaIrish

from 16 reviews.

potlatch challange-wraped refrain poem
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I Can Recall When Mama Died
by Barb Hensongispsaca

from 12 reviews.

Waiting to be plucked from the vine
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from 12 reviews.

Remembrance blends the strongest feelings
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AWalk Among Magnolias
A contest entry

from 21 reviews.

wrapped refrain for potlatch/event
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Well Received Stories


from 9 reviews.

Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven.
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Teacakes
by Sis Cat

from 11 reviews.

I was in charge of coordinating our 45 year reunion
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Reunion Time!
by Mary Wakeford

from 7 reviews.

A Dickensonian twist--but not Oliver.
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from 8 reviews.

(what did they say?)
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Strips of Film
by Nan Beeson

from 28 reviews.

Jobs I have had in my lifetime
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A Body of work
by Mastery

from 10 reviews.

Memories
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from 13 reviews.

Inspire by a post of Joan E
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Too Proud Father
by patcelaw

from 13 reviews.

a memoir, around 540 words
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Humbly Into the Green
by Bill Schott

from 7 reviews.

commentary - part 1
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Well Received Books


from 21 reviews.

A story of love, loyalty and betrayal.
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The Move
by Margaret Snowdon






Autumn emerges
5/7/5 haiku
Pays: 8 points. and 77 member cents