Unconditional love. What does that mean to you? This is the question I asked in our last Short Story Writing Challenge. Oh, and the answer had to relate to animals, in some way. The result is an anthology of poems, essays and short stories of love, loss, hope, courage and joy! Check out our latest anthology HERE!

This is a collection of stories that take on the Brothers Grimm, re-imagines familiar fairytales and introduces new characters and worlds that will make your heart race with excitement. The stories range from sweet to sinister. From new love to revenge and horror. There’s something for everyone. Check it out HERE!

Throughout the year I host Short Story writing Challenges. These are generally two week long events designed around a theme. The participants are challenged to write a short story, poem, essay, letter, etc that fits with that theme. Entries that are accepted are published in an anthology! You can see the whole series HERE!

Past Challenges have included 2019 Halloween Challenge, 2019 Christmas Spirit Challenge, 2020 Love Letters Challenge, 2020 Spring Fever Challenge and the Halloween 2020 Challenge.

For 2021, we have four Challenges scheduled:

Challenge One

            Challenge Dates: The Challenge starts February 6th, 2021 at 8 am, PST and ends February 20th, 2021, at 6 pm, PST.  

            Challenge Topic: Fantasies and Fairytales.  Stories featuring: fairytales, myths, dragons, gnomes, fairies, elves, magical pets and/or cupid

           Published: March 10th, 2021 https://amzn.to/3kFIgsM

Challenge Two

            Challenge Dates: First two weeks of May, exact dates TBD

            Challenge Topic: Unconditional Love-Animals Edition

Stories abouts pets and other animals, and how they make our lives better/make us better people

            Challenge estimated Publication date: early to mid-June

Challenge Three

            Challenge Dates: Last two weeks of August, exact dates TBD

            Challenge Topic: Halloween 2021: Carnage and Carnivals.

Spooky Halloween stories that feature either a carnival or county/state fair.

            Challenge estimated Publication date: Early October

Challenge Four

            Challenge Dates: Last two weeks of October, exact dates TBD

            Challenge Topic:  Hope and Renewal

Stories that highlight: Light, hope and renewal, future self, moving forward, and what’s next

            Challenge estimated Publication date: Early December

If you’d like to sign up for the Challenge Mailing List, please sign up here: http://challenge-interest.mfranciktheauthor.com/

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