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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 39 reviews.

secret adventures
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Night's Magic
by L.lora

from 34 reviews.

free verse
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Oh Little Girl
A contest entry

from 42 reviews.

Are you afraid of clowns?
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Coulrophobia
by Bill O'Bier

from 38 reviews.

a petrarchan sonnet
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from 29 reviews.

molded by everything
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I Am Clay
by TAB_that's me

from 38 reviews.

Chapter 14 ~ Claudiu finds Mirela in Bran Castle's tunnels
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from 34 reviews.

An Acrostic Contest entry.
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from 17 reviews.

Sometimes a simple kiss is a highway to heartache.
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Consequences of a Kiss
A contest entry

from 25 reviews.

The glory of the story
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Summer Wine
by amada

from 20 reviews.

...sunny days LyriCat
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from 25 reviews.

mono-rhyme poem
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from 11 reviews.

A mother's work is never done.
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Labor Day Off?
A contest entry

Featured Stories


from 30 reviews.

Jim meets up with Miguel.
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from 27 reviews.

The coin gave the prospector the right to mine for gold.
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from 18 reviews.

Isn't he so adorably cute you want to hug him?
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The Face That Runs The Place
by Brett Matthew West

from 147 reviews.

Alice finds out about the Bushkins
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The Informers
by Mastery

from 7 reviews.

An Apocalyptic Tale
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from 19 reviews.

not all good intentions turn out well.
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Good Intentions
A contest entry

from 21 reviews.

True thriller
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The Collector
by DonandVicki

from 12 reviews.

Tina continues her journey to get help.
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Escape
by davisr (Rhonda)

from 13 reviews.

a reunion
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from 15 reviews.

A Four-Bits story.
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from 15 reviews.

A Contest- 399 words
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from 41 reviews.

Another Memory
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Well Received Poems


from 38 reviews.

a petrarchan sonnet
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from 34 reviews.

An Acrostic Contest entry.
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from 11 reviews.

Where our free imaginations go
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My Nightwheres
by His Grayness

from 21 reviews.

Ekphrastic Tanka (based on artwork).
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Introspection
by rama devi

from 10 reviews.

Just for fun
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from 14 reviews.

tanka contest entry
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tanka suite (blue crocus peeks)
by dejohnsrld (Debbie)

from 23 reviews.

Halloween
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The Living dead
by William Ross

from 17 reviews.

Sometimes a simple kiss is a highway to heartache.
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Consequences of a Kiss
A contest entry

from 14 reviews.

'Picture This' Challenge
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Storms
by MelB

from 13 reviews.

My teacher's pet peeve
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Before The At
by patcelaw

Well Received Stories


from 5 reviews.

Short Story-Horror Story
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Taking in a Stray
by michaelcahill

from 12 reviews.

Robocalls drive me crazy!
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Telephone Scams
by barkingdog

from 19 reviews.

not all good intentions turn out well.
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Good Intentions
A contest entry

from 14 reviews.

More calls to 911.
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from 12 reviews.

Tom and Chris end their friendship.
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Quiet as a Mouse
by Thomas Bowling

from 10 reviews.

Ants invade my computer.
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Ants
by Thomas Bowling

from 10 reviews.

A Good Turn Gone Wrong entry.
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A Little Help
A contest entry

from 8 reviews.

A Contest - 300 words
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from 8 reviews.

a 300 word story contest entry
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Tornado
A contest entry

from 7 reviews.

Clare is counseled by her father in a dream
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The Sign
by seaglass

Well Received Books


from 13 reviews.

a reunion
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from 9 reviews.

Val returns to the city.
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from 7 reviews.

Laila tells Byron what she knows
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I Come Bearing Gifts-24
by Spiritual Echo

from 19 reviews.

The distance between Brady and me grows ...
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from 7 reviews.

Waiting for the men to return.
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Susan is worried
by nancy_e_davis

Read FanStory Author Michael Bowman
In it for the Money
A contest entry
Pays: 10 points. and 86 member cents