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I WANT YOUR SHORT STORY!!
I’ve started a new monthly category today on my WordPress blog, where the first 50 bloggers who respond can share their short stories (less than 2000 words please), and it won’t cost you a penny! The stories can be on any subject, but please keep them reasonably family friendly. The first InLinkz link-up on WordPress begins on 1st October. At the end of every month I will pick my favourite story to share on my newsletter and on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I look forward to reading your efforts. Please click on the blue button that you’ll find on the link below to add your story, or leave a link in the ‘comments’ section on WordPress. It’s time to get scribbling – I’ll be reading your stories throughout October…
STEVIE'S INDIE AUTHOR PROMOTION - SHIRANI RAJAPAKSE:
Shirani Rajapakse is an internationally published, award winning poet and author. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award.
Ms Rajapakse's book of poetry 'Chant of a Million Women' explores identity, values and women’s role in society through the poems in Chant of a Million Women. She also looks at the concepts of beauty and the standards imposed on women to conform. Some of the poems are hard hitting and take on subjects that are uncomfortable to talk about like rape, female gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks about power and the quiet force that keeps half the world moving even when there is no hope.
The language is simple yet the thoughts and ideas are not. They rise from the depth of our very being to swirl through the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created within the covers. There is magnificence and strength juxtaposed with violence and weakness as are other opposites such as the divine and human frailty. These poems are like a breath of fresh air, provoking, mesmerizing and entertaining.