Shortlist

Contest - 2021-Flash-01 - Dawn

Over 140 Story Submissions

40 Stories selected for the Shortlist and Amazon Kindle book

Winners

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Congratulations to all our winners!  What a wonderful variety of responses to the “Dawn” writing prompt.  As always, each of you has a unique, individual voice, combined with a great deal of talent.  The community comments inspired by these stories have been lively, interesting, and inspiring, and continue to make the Voice Club a center of creativity.  In addition, the pictures were of exceptional quality and brought the stories to life even more.  

Thanks to all of you for another highly successful contest!

Congratulations to the writers whose stories made the shortlist!
  • All selected stories were formatted and edited for publishing in our Amazon Kindle book.
  • Voice.club Staff will select the Grand Winner from the shortlist.
  • Public voting will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
  • Check your My Account page to watch your likes and credits accumulate!
  • There’s a like button at the bottom of each story.  Each “like” = 1 vote.
  • Each selected story has its own link to share on social media.
  • Encourage your friends, family, and fans, to vote for your story.
(All Prizes and Rewards are only paid out via Amazon Gift Cards)

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Special thanks to Logan Evans, who designed our "Dawn" logo
  • Grand Prize (Staff Pick) – $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • First prize (Public Voting) – $25 Amazon Gift Card
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2021-Flash-01 - "Dawn"

Dawn.
Mankind has always attached special significance to this brief but powerful word. It could be the dawn of a new day, a new year, a new idea, a new life … the possibilities are endless. 
As we happily bid a not-so-fond farewell to 2020, we have hope that the New Year will bring a successful distribution of the new vaccines, put an end to our isolation and the ravaging of lives and families, and restore some of the life we have all missed so much these past endless months. 
It is our heartfelt hope that each of us will experience our own personal “dawn” in this coming year.  We invite you to dream big and share your stories in this first contest of the New Year.  
Good luck!

Double-check your story against the rules below, and make all corrections BEFORE you send!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

Ensure your entry follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Include some reference to the theme of Dawn

Most Voted Comments

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Bait

It takes a real talent to tell a story in ...
  • 8 months ago by Eric Radcliffe

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Endure and Sing

Inspirational piece. Am glad you picked the rat to be ...
  • 10 months ago by Leena Auckel

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Endure and Sing

Such a sweet tale – and with a good moral ...
  • 11 months ago by Fuji

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Endure and Sing

Wow! This is a good story! Really good to read ...
  • 10 months ago by Lyric The Great

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4

Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, it really does add an extra dimension to ...
  • 9 months ago by Eric Radcliffe

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4

Endure and Sing

In my neighboring country Denmark, we have the classical storyteller ...
  • 9 months ago by Christer Norrlof

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4

Endure and Sing

A really nice one with a wonderful story line. I ...
  • 10 months ago by Thompson Emate

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Endure and Sing

A beautiful story! I was reminded of seeing Paul Potts ...
  • 10 months ago by Sandra James

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Endure and Sing

Your story inspired me to keep going no matter how ...
  • 10 months ago by musing mind

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Endure and Sing

Thank you so much for the feedback! I pray that ...
  • 10 months ago by Katy Bizi

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Endure and Sing

Thank you for taking the time to comment and convey ...
  • 10 months ago by Katy Bizi

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Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, don’t we all feel like the rat in ...
  • 11 months ago by Eric Radcliffe

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Vows

I must admit it was the picture of the church, ...
  • 1 year ago by Fuji

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In Memoriam

It’s terrible to lose someone you love and accept that ...
  • 3 months ago by Brigitta Hegyi

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The Problem with Women

I think Carrie has said it all. We rest our ...
  • 3 months ago by Fuji

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The Fisherman and the Sea

A good story with a strong message. The time has ...
  • 4 months ago by Paramita Guha Naskar

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The Fisherman and the Sea

It is giving me great joy to read such beautiful ...
  • 4 months ago by Dipayan Chakrabarti

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Voice.club 2020 Year In Review – OPEN

The New Year has always been a time for reflection, ...
  • 6 months ago by Eric Radcliffe

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Endure and Sing

I wish all of us were more like this little ...
  • 7 months ago by Mary Kot

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Endure and Sing

I’m really glad to hear that! Leena Auckel did an ...
  • 9 months ago by Katy Bizi

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