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About eplundgren

Adult Services Provider and coordinator of the STL Scribblers group at Central Library in St. Louis, MO.

Top Transformer: “Off the Menu” by John Frain

In June 2016, the STL Scribblers participated in a 800-word writing challenge on the theme of Transformation. After a democratic vote, John Frain’s twisty and wonderfully Columbo-esque story “Off the Menu” was determined the first-place winner. John received a $25 … Continue reading

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Top Transformer: “Looking Through Glass” by J.D. Campbell

In June, the STL Scribblers held a Transformation Microprose Contest, challenging writers to produce a 800-word piece on the theme. J.D. Campbell’s “Looking Through Glass,” a powerful piece on justice and empathy, is the second of three winners, selected by … Continue reading

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Top Transformer: “Her First” by Jan Kraus

In June, the STL Scribblers held a Transformation Microprose Contest, challenging writers to produce an 800-word piece inspired by the theme. Jan Kraus’s “Her First,” a stark and lyrical account of a love affair, is the first of our three … Continue reading

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Scribbler’s Transformation Contest

“I intend to speak of bodies changed into new entities” Ovid, Metamorphoses Guidelines for Scribbler’s Micro-Prose Contest: “Transformation” 1. The theme of transformation can be literal or metaphorical–a mannequin coming to life, a girl turning into a butterfly, and a … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: Sang Froid and the World’s Fair

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the fourth in a series; see below for previous entries. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: A Streetcar Named Riot

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the third in a series; see below for previous entries. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: On Cyclones and Call Outs

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the second in a series. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and Coffee House … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: Hall of Mirrors

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the first in a series. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and Coffee House … Continue reading

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Gazing into Reedy’s Mirror with Ted Mathys

Public libraries are places where strange and idiosyncratic projects can be undertaken. The projects go on every day here at Central Library — epic screenplays, syntheses of Marvel Comics and ancient mythology, wild theories on the nature of space-time, you … Continue reading

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Honored Ghost: “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Monica Groth Farrar

One of the most frequent questions asked about this year’s Ghost Story Contest was, “does it have to be scary?” The answer was no–it just had to be under 1000 words and have a ghost in it. As it turns … Continue reading

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