Welcome To Short’s Shorts


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Join me on my blog to read stories and poems from talented writers in Southern Ontario. If you are a writer in your spare time, or are wondering how to get your work recognized, send your stories and poems for a chance to be published. Stories up to 1500 words or so, poems up to 30 lines or eight stanzas.

Material is refreshed each week, so keep visiting us and send your stories and a short bio if you haven’t been published here before.

You will always retain your copyright and International submissions are welcome.

Bren Short

—Breaking News—

Semi-Annual Writing Competition 2022

Time for another challenge. No matter how well you plan your vacation, things don’t always go as planned. That can be a good thing or not.

Send us your most memorable vacation story up to 1500 words. Was your vacation the stuff of nightmares, or was it paradise on earth?

Check for details in News and Current Events. Prizes of $50, $25, and $10 to be won.

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Inspirational quotes

I kept always two books in my pocket: one to read, one to write in.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

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