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Send Us Your Short Stories: Fall Fiction 

Calling all writers! Send a fictional short story based on one of the below prompts to the Source Weekly for a chance to be published in the paper and win awesome prizes. Read the guidelines below and submit to


The rules are simple, but strict:
• Use one of the prompts to kickstart your story
• Each story must be shorter than 250 words
• One entry per person
• And, submit no later than Friday, September 13 at 5 pm to


Final selections will be read and judged by Dr. Emily Carr, Director of Oregon State-Cascade’s Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; Mary Heather Noble, programs director, Nature of Words; and Phil Busse, Editor of the Source Weekly.

First place will receive tickets to Jazz at the Oxford. Second place will receive a $50 certificate to Three Creeks Brewing.

Choose from one of the following prompts:

I wasn’t sure how, and when, to tell him that his poetry was bad. I mean, really terrible.

I used to think if you fell from grace it was more likely than not the result of one stupendous error or else an unfortunate accident. (Jane Hamilton)

Fall Fiction will be presented in the October 10 issue, and at our monthly Media Salon, Monday, October 14 at Broken Top Bottle Shop, 7 pm.

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