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Scary Story Contest

First of all, we would like to thank all of you who submitted a story for our contest. There was not a clear winner in the end, so we are going to send all participants a gift card for a cup of coffee. Thank you for taking the time and courage to write. I will contact those who submitted via email to get your address and send your card along.

Keep an eye out for future contests. We really enjoy reading what you write and would love to continue getting to know our audience even better. Have a safe weekend!

Thank you again!
~Brittany

5 Terrific Things for Tuesday: Must Dos for Fall

Good afternoon Fiction Friends!

Our post is all about fall today! What are some things that are nonnegotiable for you when this cool season rolls in after summer? We asked around the office and came up with the top 5. Drumroll please………

1) Apple picking for fresh homemade apple sauce made the Italian way with plenty of butter and saffron.

2) Switching out your summer and spring clothes in your closet for your fall and winter pieces. Make sure and organize them by shirts, jackets, sweaters, pants, and skirts, then you can just grab things and put an outfit together, no shuffling through the closet.

3) Stepping on every crunchy leaf you can find and sipping a pumpkin spice latte while you do it.

4) Going to a pumpkin patch that has everything, and I mean everything. I want a wagon to carry my pumpkin that I choose, I want pumpkin spiced donuts, I want a corn maze with scarecrows, and I want a petting zoo where I can feed the animals. You aren’t supposed to feed the animals in the city. Take me out to the country where I can feed the animals.

5) Boots, boots, and more boots. I love seeing all of the different styles of boots that come out when fall starts. There are brown ones, black ones, grey ones, purple ones, Cowboy boots, tall boots, short boots. I love boots and the different ways you can wear them.  Boots scream fall to me.

What do you absolutely have to do when fall starts?

~Brittany

P.S. Don’t forget the scary short story contest that is going on right now. There is still time to submit a story.

Scary Story Contest: Get Published Here!

Hello Fiction Fans and Writers!

We are smack dab in the middle of time of year where the leaves are changing and falling, the weather is getting crisper, and we are all looking for where we stored our fall jackets. When I think of fall I think of a great warm drink, candy corn, and scary stories being told around a warm fire. River North is looking for the best scary short story you have. Keep in mind that the audience is Christian women and we are looking for about 2500 words.

Submit your story* to rivernorthfiction@moody.edu before noon on October 25th and we will announce the winner on the 27th. The winner will have their story published on the blog and we will promote it on our social media sites. If you are not already following us on twitter or facebook check out our Connect Tab and get started. The winner will also receive a very valuable Dunkin Donuts gift card so they can grab some cider donuts and a pumpkin spiced beverage. Good luck, we look forward to reading your stories!

*in submitting your story you are agreeing to let River North Fiction use your story and publish it in any capacity we deem appropriate.

Stay warm,

Brittany

>Day 2 of Honoring Moms Week

>Congratulations to Wenshan! She is the winner of last night’s drawing. Thank you all for your comments, we enjoyed reading them and gave us some ideas.

Now today’s question…
Being a mom is a worthwhile and exciting adventure, but one thing for sure it is not an easy task. As a mom, what is your biggest challenge?
Tonight’s winner will receive a complimentary copy of Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar.


Check back tomorrow for Day 3 of Honoring Moms Week question of the day!