IWSG and Weekly News



Welcome back to another posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Time once again for a virtual gathering of twitching laptop-chained writers. We may require coffee and chocolate to stay engaged, but those are at hand. Yum. 😉

Thank you to this month’s co-hosts:  Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!

The question this month relates to dusting off really old stories. I personally do not have that experience, so I’ll instead trumpet some good news about my WIP. I just found out that my submission in a local writing contest garnered me 3rd place in the science fiction/fantasy category. Woo-hoo! I’m even more pleased to know that it underwent further development before being sent to another contest, which bodes well for a higher place. My fingers are most definitely crossed.



Time for some news. March is here! I cannot believe it is finally here. I need spring. I want warm weather and long days, and summer … I can’t wait for summer. I know I’m ahead of myself. Shut up. Let me fantasize. Ah…

This first story has an amazing shot of a UFO. Wait, it’s a jellyfish. They do not seem equivalent, but you need to take a look and decide for yourself.


This next story makes me proud of the next generation. Too many people forget to acknowledge how many really good kids are out there.


The jellyfish picture made me long to look at other ocean images. So much beauty in our largely unexplored depths.


That will do it for me. See you in seven.


About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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6 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. lexacain says:

    Yay for the 3rd place and good luck on the new contest!! Jellyfish- eek! Puppy – adorable! You’re right, the news doesn’t carry enough sweet stories like this. Yay for those Turkish students. The undersea photos were awesome-sauce! Thanks for the links!

    I mentioned you in my Celebrate hop post today –> http://lexacain.blogspot.com.eg/2017/03/celebrate-keep-on-keeping-on-giveaways.html

  2. spunkonastick says:

    Fingers crossed for sure!

    Those underwater shots were gorgeous.

  3. Congratulations! And cool – my favorite genre.
    Those jellyfish did look like UFOs.

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