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The Venus Prophecy
by Andrew Conlyn

Victoria Campos, a young scientist found proof that when Venus was hospitable to life, it did develop life—intelligent life. Venusians developed an advanced civilization, but unwittingly created a catastrophe that ended all life on their planet. Realizing it was too late to save themselves, they prepared a coded message telling us who they were and how they doomed their planet. We have that message! Dr. Campos, realizing we on earth are doing the same thing they did on Venus, is anxious to share the message with the world, but influential people want to stop her. Narrowly escaping murder, she is abducted by forces she does not understand. After an ingenious escape, she gives up all vestiges of her scientific past to take on a life as a barmaid on an exotic island. She is safe for a while, but the message from Venus has disappeared. Victoria is caught between people who want to silence her, those who want her to help her, and a mysterious third power who has stolen the message. The message contains amazing technological information that can be used to dominate the world, but at what price?

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Sloan Jordan has published her first book, A Life Filled With Music: My accidental journey through America’s Iconic Musical Performances. Her book is available on Amazon.

A Life Flilled With Music
by Sloan Jordan

Life LessonsA Life Filled With Music: My Accidental Journey Through America’s Iconic Musical Performances

Do you remember your first concert? Most people do, especially if one of those concerts was Woodstock! A Life Filled With Music is one woman’s accidental experiences with iconic musical performances.Performances include such venues as Woodstock, Jamaican World Music Festival, Voice of the Wetlands, and many individual performances by artists such as The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Florence and the Machine, Beatles and many others.It includes memories, impressions, and insights into the history of contemporary music.And for those familiar with these artists, Sloan has included the setlists of the performances to evoke memories of your favorite songs.

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Pine Island Writers ARE holding Zoom meetings every Monday at 7 pm. If anyone would like to join us, please have them contact Chai Voris for the Zoom sign-in. We meet weekly to share our writing with each other and get feedback.

Chai Voris
Acting President and Treasurer
Pine Island Writers

Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit
by Susan Grunin

Life LessonsIvy Sue Klutz (Little MisFit – LMF) finds one of her first memories confusing. This is when she is three and a half years old and is at her sister Lynn’s birthday party. Their cousin, Janet, asks the partygoers to guess what Lynn’s birthday present is as the truck delivering the present is backing up to the front porch of their house. Unbeknown to LMF, Janet told the other kids not to really guess that it’s a bike. You guessed – LMF guesses that her sister is getting a bike for her 5th birthday present. But instead of everyone being happy that LMF guessed the right thing, everyone is mad at her and none more than her mother. LMF runs off to her soon-to-be baby brother’s bedroom and tries to hide behind his dresser, with her mother hot on her heels, yelling at her all the way. From this experience and many others through her 4th grade years in school, LMF learns the Life Lesson that Life Isn’t Always What It Seems.

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Kaleidoscope Story Contest

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Kaleidoscope WoJo™ Writing Opportunities for Women Writers
Greetings from the team at Kaleidoscope WoJo™. Kaleidoscope WoJo™ is a platform that focuses on women’s nonfiction personal essays/memoirs.
What Pissed You Off About 2020? Story Contest
In spite of the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve heard from writers on the many things they’ve been grateful for during these difficult times. Gratefulness during times of uncertainty and stress is a testament to our humanity and ability to see beyond current realities.
Ok, time to take the gloves off. Let’s showcase another human trait. Anger! So. Here we go. What’s really, really pissed you off during these times! What’s pushed you into places that’s tested your ability to keep your feet on the ground and your brain from exploding? Let’s hear some primal howling!
Depending on the submissions, we may include entries from this contest in The Year 2020 Project.
We never require a fee to submit!
You could be our Grand Prize Winner of $100
Submission Deadline: 6/18/2021     Announcement Date: 07/05/2021

 

Reid — Learning to Waltz

Anna’s Refuge
by Kerryn Reid

Anna's Refuge

Lewis Aubrey has grown up in the malignant shadow of his brother, Gideon. In London for the first time, with no thought of love, he is beguiled by Miss Anna Spain. Gideon steals her away, and then tosses her aside like a trampled rose. Months later, horrified to learn that Anna carries Gideon’s child, Lewis tracks her down amid the grit of industrial Leeds. He’s desperate to protect her—but can he survive marriage, believing she still yearns for his brother? [more]

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website: kerrynreid.com