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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 38 reviews.

Just a clay vessel.
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Because...
A contest entry

from 41 reviews.

A question of public safety
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from 19 reviews.

A Limerick Lament. (See Notes, Below.)
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Candlestick Blues
A contest entry

from 63 reviews.

Sleeping Arrangements
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Artist's Dilemma
by Jay Squires

from 15 reviews.

The mind is like a bad neighborhood...never go there alone.
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Behind the Door
A contest entry

from 7 reviews.

free verse on awareness
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I am Rich
by catch22

from 38 reviews.

Between a horse & a fish
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The Race
by GoodHearted Woman

from 36 reviews.

Question Of Love
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from 43 reviews.

Neighborhood watering hole
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from 38 reviews.

Another Heroic Sonnet
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from 37 reviews.

Feelings of Anxiety
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Broken But Not
by Lisa Deverick

from 36 reviews.

You called me and my heart sang
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Kiss me goodbye again
by Glen Bear Smith

Featured Stories


from 17 reviews.

Mark becomes addicted on Heroin and is dying with AIDS
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from 28 reviews.

A Memoir. A True Story.
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from 26 reviews.

Bob meets Sheila for the first time since childhood.
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All in a Day's Work
by Ric Myworld

from 17 reviews.

Prologue
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Voter Reference
by Cogitator

from 172 reviews.

Joey makes an important decision.
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Learning to Lie
by Mastery

from 32 reviews.

Life is good
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Living My Dream
by boxergirl

from 31 reviews.

More Bitching
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from 9 reviews.

A Spontaneous Interaction
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Her Uninhibited Lover
A contest entry

from 37 reviews.

The conclusion. Part one of two
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from 23 reviews.

The conclusion. Part 2 of 2
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from 34 reviews.

Friendly interference
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from 5 reviews.

World War Three told as a historical non-fiction
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Well Received Poems


from 13 reviews.

haiku just for fun and practice for a contest
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3/7/4 haiku (barren land)
by Gypsy Blue Rose

from 19 reviews.

where your mind goes sometimes
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Dark Places
by William Ross

from 12 reviews.

5-7-5 - muting happens
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Newbie Feathers Fly
A contest entry

from 10 reviews.

sonnetino practice
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from 14 reviews.

Heptameter aabb rhyme
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The Promise
by Nancy E Davis

from 15 reviews.

pitfalls
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Texting You
by Barb Hensongispsaca

from 18 reviews.

Bomb attack in Turkey
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How Many More
by brenda bickers

from 38 reviews.

Just a clay vessel.
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Because...
A contest entry

from 16 reviews.

Praising God with my own style
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He Reigns
by heyjude

from 15 reviews.

The mind is like a bad neighborhood...never go there alone.
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Behind the Door
A contest entry

Well Received Scripts


from 14 reviews.

Don't forget to cross the t's and dot the i's
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The Begininng, Part two
by Feral from Malanda

Well Received Stories


from 5 reviews.

Why I cannot for vote for Clinton
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The Mom Betrayal
by Kelly Shackelford

from 19 reviews.

A short story about this subject
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from 9 reviews.

a short satirical essay - 475 wds
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The Bullies In My 'Hood
by Ideasaregems-Dawn

Well Received Books


from 14 reviews.

Don't forget to cross the t's and dot the i's
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The Begininng, Part two
by Feral from Malanda

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