Leslie Anderson Paintings Day 2

17 Oct

UPDATE. “Reflections” was one of the winning entries, along with “Vanilla,” drafted here on 1/17, and “Imaginary i1/19. Many thanks to Leslie Anderson for her beautiful paintings, to MWPA and Shanti Arts for sponsoring the contest, to judge Ron Currie, Jr. for selecting my shorties, and again to Shanti Arts for publishing such a beautiful book.

Maine writers, check out this short story contest sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Association and Shanti Arts Publishing. What a great idea for a contest and for a book. Today’s shorty was inspired by Anderson’s Quarry Girl.


Working Title: Reflections
1st Sentence: Jenny tends to be startled by her own face in all those photos her friends take while they’re hanging out—who is that?
Favorite Sentence: They fracture this picture of herself, laid flat beneath her, this oblong Jenny with the curtain of hair, the small, pale face, that ball on the end of her nose.
Word Length: 423


Photo of flooded slate quarry in Monson, Maine, by Gwernol, 6/2007.

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  1. Prompt Power and Objectivity Fail | Daily Shorty - May 24, 2013

    […] The shorties are “Her Postcards” from September 18, “Reflections” from October 17, “High Water” from December 5, “Vanilla” from January 17, and […]

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