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Virtual Writers, Inc. is a free online writers' community committed to showcasing established and emerging writers in a range of interactive and immersive environments.We provide a wealth of opportunities for writers to meet other writers, share resources, access new markets, attend online writing events, workshops and interactive readings, and discover the best writers’ conferences, competitions, colonies and literary organisations.Our main online writers’ space is in the form of a digital…See More
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"Your Hands" published in Map Literary's Spring 2014 issue.

My story "Your Hands" was published in Map Literary's Spring 2014 issue.I wrote more about the story on my blog.If you enjoy it, please share it.See More
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Photo I used to make cover for my collection of short stories. Chis is right in front of my house, looking south.
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    Wishing you all a happy new year, and successful writing in 2012. Do share it on here so that we can all enjoy it and give feedback.


    Hi I'm new!

    Started by Nathan DeColt in General Discussions. Last reply by Nathan DeColt Oct 19, 2013. 5 Replies

    I couldn't find any introducing discussions, so I made one!Well I'm not sure whether i'm in the right place because i've just gotten serious with my writing within the last half year, since i'm…Continue

    Hello I'm new to this site

    Started by PrettyLittlePoet in General Discussions Sep 12, 2013. 0 Replies

    I write poetry and I like to read poetry. So, hello!Continue

    My background

    Started by Diane Bierwagen in Writing Competitions. Last reply by Diane Bierwagen Jul 28, 2013. 6 Replies

    Hello to members of "the written word": I just joined, and look forward to hearing from you about anything on your mind...or computer.  I had a 35 year career in journalism and…Continue

    Fiction and Nonfiction Competitions

    Started by Adele Ward in General Discussions. Last reply by Jane McKears Jul 27, 2013. 8 Replies

    This is the place to post competitions for fiction and nonfiction. Please feel free to list your competitions or any interesting ones you find. You can also list competitions as Events giving the…Continue




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    Of The Falling (3) Truth

    Posted by poet.wayne on April 8, 2014 at 17:44 0 Comments

    After finishing the grilled upper quad, Fraitrunna moves from the fallen tree trunk he’d been sitting on, to step across the clearing, and check out the two frozen FTRAs on the other side. Each is sitting on a concrete block, two pulled from a pile in the undergrowth at the rear of the clearing. They had been part of an old maintenance building that once stood a short distance away, razed when the new building went up a half mile back along the tracks.

    Lifting each from their stool,…


    Of The Falling (2) Boughs Will Break

    Posted by poet.wayne on April 8, 2014 at 17:41 0 Comments

    “Rock a bye baby, on the tree top,

    When the wind blows, the cradle will rock.

    When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,

    Down will come baby, cradle and all!”


    Along a long-unused four lane highway, parallel even longer-unused rails. Following these west, we see, after many long solitary silent minutes, the crumbled remains of what once had been a vast brick structure. Situated on even more vast park-like grounds, the…


    Of The Falling (Section Three of "Ha Ha")

    Posted by poet.wayne on April 8, 2014 at 17:34 0 Comments

    Of a truth… However, at some point, there must be--there SHALL be--an ingathering!…”


    Many years later, when the cryptic writings of 309 were discovered in the ruins, scholars debated intensely the possible ramifications, the potential for a prophetic insight, -vision even, for that event historians now refer to as the Falling.

    On the Northern Landmass, in the region once home to the east-central United States, a group of…


    "Your Hands" published in Map Literary's Spring 2014 issue.

    Posted by Halsted M. Bernard on March 19, 2014 at 4:57 0 Comments

    My story "Your Hands" was published in Map Literary's Spring 2014 issue.

    I wrote more about the story on my blog.

    If you enjoy it, please share it.

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