Category Archives: STL Scribblers

The Odd Beauty of Space Raptor Butt Invasion

I’m skeptical. I scan the library’s shelves for the telltale spine typography of the self-published and I’m skeptical. I Google their print-on-demanders and their price packages and I’m skeptical. I flip through their pages, a veritable collage of design and … Continue reading

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What Abe Lincoln’ll Get Ya

What with Barnes & Noble’s recent decision to take the plunge and stock self-published content, it would appear the indie book industry is on the rise, right?┬áThere are the proverbial success stories: Fifty Shades of Grey,┬áThe Martian. But content aside, … Continue reading

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… And we’re back!

Scribblers, Please forgive the hiatus — as I’m sure many of you know by now, the STL Scribblers group has changed hands since founder Eric Lundgren moved out east. I’m the new facilitator, Lainie Formby, and I’m happy to have … Continue reading

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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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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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Honored Ghost: W.F. Gunn’s “Owl Get You”

The STL Scribblers Ghost Story Contest received a lot of strong entries this October, but W.F. Gunn’s mischievous “Owl Get You” proved among the most popular, receiving the second-highest number of votes. It comes from a collection-in-progress entitled Ghostly Tales … Continue reading

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Honored Ghost: Melissa Logsdon’s “The Shoe”

In October 2015, the STL Scribblers held their first Ghost Story Contest, challenging participants to write a ghost-themed piece of under 1000 words. Three winners were chosen by democratic vote at the group’s November meeting. We are pleased to present … Continue reading

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