Awards

Weekly Writing Contest

The following stories won:

🏆 #142 – “What You Can Do With Your Book”

🏆 #67 – “Your Poor Rick”

🏆 #53 – “The Play’s the Thing”

The following stories were shortlisted.

🏅#158 – “Like a Baseball Bat to the Face”

🏅#144 – “Shuttered Hearts”

🏅#138 – “Homewrecker”

🏅#135 – “Hack”

🏅#124 – “The 10th Circle of Hell”

🏅#121 – “No Thank Hugh”

🏅#77 – “As Ice Glazes Rocks”

🏅#65 – “Marshmallow Wrapped In Barbed Wire”

🏅#52 – “Irrumator Praetor Matrem Suam”

🏅#47 – “A Breakup in Five Acts”

The following stories were recommended.

#152 – “Ace of Pentacles”

#148 – “No Class Room”

#147 – “Fin”

#146 – “To One Not Sociable”

#143 – “Incapable of Her Own Distress”

#140 – “How to Slash a Tire”

#139 – “Growing Sideways”

#132 – “Down to One”

#125 – “Moved On”

#123 – “Florida Man”

#118 – “The More Things Change”

Currently, Deidra is the 2nd Place short story writer worldwide on the Reedsy Prompts’ Leaderboard.

GLOBE SOUP

The following story was a finalist in the paranormal category for the 7 Day Story Writing Challenge #7 – “An Ethical Dilemma” – June 2022:

🏅 – “Shuttered Hearts”

The following story was a finalist in the humor category for the 7 Day Story Writing Challenge #5 – “A Twist of Fate” – April 2022:

🏅 – “No Thank Hugh”


The Rotary Club of Stratford’s 5th Annual Short Story Contest.

The following story won:

🏆 – “The Play’s the Thing”

A performance of this story can be watched HERE. (starting at 42:40)


The Writers Weekly Summer 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest

The following story received an honorable mention:

🏅 – “Lawn Darts”