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I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 Career day  (18+)
What would happen if a teacher suddenly finds herself in the care of some of her students?
You are a third grade teacher. Your claas has just completed writing and reading their essays. The assignment? "When I Grow Up." You become ill and are about to meet them again--only this time, they're doing something else. What? Well, here's a hint. It's "Career Day" amd tjeu aren't just reading their essays anymore.
"Career Day" is the name of lateste posting, which is also my entry in this month's Fantasy riting contest. Hope you enjoy it.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 Grand Detour   (E)
This is about a small village in Illinois and its most famous citizen.

Finally! I have added something to my portfolio! One of my last vacation poems, "Grand Detour", about a wide spot in the road in northwestern Illinois that has a very rich history. Please take a look and review it, if possible. Thank you.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 Goodbye, Francis Gumm--2017  (E)
A more original tribute to Judy Garland, without copying Elton John as much.
I am back, baby! I've paid my dues, hopefully upgraded and I've tested my upgrade with this post. The poem is entitled "Goodbye Frances Gumm--2017" a reworking of a poetic tribute to Judy Garland. I have the original in my portfolio, but this is the new, improved version: reworked for a volunteer auction to benefit the local PBS station in Peoria, IL, and without a lot of stealing from Elton John. Please read and enjoy, as well as review. Thanks.
Would anyone by chance know of a good poetry publisher? One that doesn 't charge anything and will take work by relative unknowns, even if said unknown is 65 and have an e-collection which hasn't done squat in almost 13 years?
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 What if I would tell you?  (18+)
My entry for the February Journey Through Genres contest is about saying the three words.

I'm trying to enter this month's "Journey Through Genres" contest with this piece, entitled "What if I would tell you". Even if you're not judging the contest, please give this one a look, You might even be reminded of something.
I am trying to find a link to a WDC romantic poetry contest which closes at the end of the month. I would like to submit something to that contest, but may need to use another site. Thanks for your help.

Steve Joos
It could be this one:

Journey Through Genres: Official Contest  (E)
Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
#1803133 by Writing.Com Support

I thought it was the WdC Heart Throb one, but it's closed now. It can help you keep up with them if you click the Plus sign in the upper right corner of the item you want to keep, then it will go to your Favorites. You can even make folders in your favorites so it can go into a specific one. Then, if you are looking for it again, you can do a Search in your favorites and, assuming they used the key word(s) you are searching with, you'll find it...or you can just scan your favorites if they didn't use the same word(s) you used. *Smile* Good luck!
I can't seem to get going on my writing since the first of the year. Anyone know how to help?
There are lots of things people find that helps them break through writer's block, though probably nothing works for everyone every time. Try...reviewing, entering contests or challenges (like mine--"The Contest Challenge *Bigsmile*), reading, people watching and imagining what their lives might be, staring at your bathroom tiles (weird, but I saw this mentioned by 2 different people recently so apparently it works), try prompts and story starters, go back and edit some of your own work, and google "how to stop writer's block" and other variations. *Wink*

Good luck! *Shamrock*
Finally, I have my old 874-3150 account running. After two weeks of using the wrong password, I finally found the correct one tonight and hooked it up. I may even post something in the next few days! I do have some questions regarding the page I set up after this mess started, so I might appreciate some help with that. I finally found the key to getting back in and I'm ready to go.

I still like Jepordy! better than Password.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 I have a few questions  (E)
This month's poetry club challenge.
My four-line (well, I wrote five) challenge for my Poetry Club this month was "interesting", so I had a few questions. That's the name of this piece, "I have a few questions", Please check it out.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 The evil piano  (13+)
A response to the display of the piano on which John Lennon wrote the song "Imagine" .
It's a poem entitled "The Evil Piano" and I hope you will enjoy it. The piano is not that evil, but I'd better shut up with the spoiler alert.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 When we write about tomorrow  (E)
A poetry club piece about tomorrow--and how we sometimes write about it.
It's called "When we write about tomorrow" and is a short poem which asks questions about how we--write about tomorrow. It's another one of my last-minute pieces, but don't hold that against it. Please give it a look.
I've just edited an item in my portfolio:
 Stranger in the rain  (13+)
A menacing figure arrives in a small town and the local chief of police wants to know why
If you read this before Friday and feel confused about everything at the end, please pardon my progress. I'm adding to this piece and hope to get it done in time to enter this month's contest. Thanks for your patience.
I've added a new item to my portfolio:
 The diagnosis  (13+)
A young man is diagnosed with a condition he does not expect.
I hope I've entered my story "The diagnosis" in the Mental Health Writers Alliance's Mental Health Day challenge.