We all have a Box of Letters somewhere, whether metaphoric or literal, where we store those moments of our past. In the past, we might find we get a Second Chance, or we might meet our Destiny in the future. With The Ring and The Gift we learn that times is often immutable, and perhaps that nothing is quite what it seems, especially when we're afraid to look too deeply.
These are but a handful of the fifteen (15) exceptional and hand-picked winning short stories from the Accentuate Writers quarterly contests. Also included are ten (10) of our poets' best poems entered into the same contest themes.
We know you'll enjoy the suspense, drama, love, fear, and hope in these engaging bite-sized portions of fiction to appease your reading hunger.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Each author and poet fought fierce competition in the Accentuate Writers short story contest to win a coveted spot in the Elements of Time anthology, based on the themes: Past, Present, Future.
"You're a Winner!" Every writer who enters a writing competition hopes to hear those very words and the authors featured in this book were certainly delighted when they got the great news. Each of them had a story or poem that spoke to the judges--some penned several winning entries--and the tales, though connected by a general theme, are as varied as the writers themselves. What happens when you open up a writing competition and provide the entrants with a broad topic? You unleash lots of creativity and end up with a collection of work that reflects the attitudes and abilities of a wide variety of people. Elements of Time is a compilation of short stories, peppered with a few poems, all penned by winners of one of the many short story contests sponsored by Accentuate Writers. Newbies to seasoned writers are represented in this collection, each with a story to tell. Did I love every story in this book? No. What I did love is that the book represents a wide range of attitudes and aptitudes, and as a writer myself, I appreciate the heart that each of these fellow writers put into their work. Every reader is sure to have a few favorites; mine are the poems by Laurie Darroch-Meekis, especially In the Round, Lost or Found, and Seed.
I read Elements of the Soul and was immediately addicted to the short story anthology. I pre-ordered Elements of Time with the hope that the second volume was just as engaging and fun to read. I was not disappointed! I am impressed with the authors' abilities to draw in the reader and love the different writing styles.
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