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The "Dare to Dream" page is where you may begin reading the Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest winning poems and short stories from the Summer of 2017.  Congratulations to each and every last one of you who participated by entering your brilliantly composed stories and outstanding literary works of poetry. In putting your dreams to work, you have produced a living legacy. Most importantly, you are all indeed 'winners,' for your undaunted efforts in creating such wonderful short stories and beautiful verses of poetry. The SUMMER 2017 contest winners are now published here. To start viewing winning poetry and prose, click on the links below. I hope you enjoy them all! Stay tuned to Dream Quest One and remember, "Don't go anywhere if you can't take your dreams with you."
 
 
Wishing you the best,
Andre L. West, Editor

 

Welcome to the dream...


Have you ever dreamt of something

that was so real and vivid to your imagination? And when you woke up, you found that it was just a dream and it was not true? Have you ever dreamt in living colours whereas you could taste, smell, hear and touch everything in it and you just knew in your heart that it is real?  Have you ever had thoughts and feelings that were so strong that you just had to write them down before they went away forever?

The dream is alive!

"Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of your writing a great story or poem, is you." You may already have written a masterpiece but are afraid to show it because you wonder what everyone thinks about you. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's just not about you anymore. I mean, once your thoughts and feelings have been realized, it becomes part of something greater than yourself. That is one reason why you may feel good, as your spirit freely moves to convey the message you choose to express, through writing a story or a poem.

Show us how you dream...

 

 

First Poetry Prize Winner ($250) - SUMMER 2017

is HALEY R. STONE

of Rochester, Hills, Michigan, USA

Poem Title: "CALENDAR YEAR"

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Second Poetry Prize Winner ($125) - SUMMER 2017

is DANIELA SILVA 

of Tampa, Florida, USA
Poem Title: "SOME PEOPLE"

 

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Third Poetry Prize Winner ($50) - SUMMER 2017

is OTHUSITSE JOSEPH

of Gaborone, Botswana - SOUTHERN AFRICA

Poem Title: "THE DAY I DREAM OF"

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The First Writing Prize Winner ($500) - SUMMER 2017

is LUCILLE BELLUCCI 

of Oakland, California - USA

Short Story Title: TIN CANS

 

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Second Writing Prize Winner ($250) - SUMMER 2017

is J. F. CALLAHAN

of San Diego, California - USA

Short Story Title: CAREGIVER

 

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Third Writing Prize Winner ($100) - SUMMER 2017

is Param Singh Gujral

of Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA

Short Story Title: THE FOREST IN THE MAKING