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
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?
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.
how you dream...
First Poetry Prize Winner ($250) - SUMMER 2017
is HALEY R. STONE
of Rochester, Hills,
Poem Title: "CALENDAR YEAR"
Second Poetry Prize Winner ($125) - SUMMER 2017
of Tampa, Florida, USA
Poem Title: "SOME PEOPLE"
Third Poetry Prize Winner ($50) - SUMMER 2017
is OTHUSITSE JOSEPH
of Gaborone, Botswana - SOUTHERN AFRICA
Poem Title: "THE DAY I DREAM OF"
First Writing Prize Winner ($500) - SUMMER 2017
is LUCILLE BELLUCCI
Oakland, California - USA
Short Story Title: TIN CANS
Second Writing Prize Winner ($250) - SUMMER 2017
J. F. CALLAHAN
of San Diego, California - USA
Short Story Title: CAREGIVER
Writing Prize Winner ($100) - SUMMER 2017
is Param Singh Gujral
Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA
Short Story Title: THE FOREST IN THE MAKING