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Frances Carden

About Frances Carden

Frances has been published in Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating, 20 Something Magazine, and Wisteria Magazine. She wrote for Epinions.com for eight years. Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Photo Contest and Book Giveaway

daBinsi / Flickr / CC 3.0 Send Us a Picture! It’s time for pumpkin lattes, crunchy leaves, good books, and pictures of your cozy library or you reading - or just something bookwormish! Whether it’s a picture of your personal library, a friend’s towering book collection, a cozy evening spent reading,  an actual library, or something really artistic related to reading, you can enter your photo for a chance to win a feature post on Readers Lane (including your photo, a bio, and links to your blog, website, photographer’s Facebook, etc.) and a bundle of four cozy mystery [...]

October 12th, 2014|

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #4

Congratulations to author David Xiang on winning Readers Lane’s final Flash Fiction contest!  Here is his story! martinak15 / Flickr / CC 3.0 Searching for Starlight Author: David Xiang I found her near a lake. Drenched in insects and covered with grass stains, she was sitting by the edge, searching for something in the pristine ripples. The tide was slowly receding as I approached her. The clouds parted to give my privacy, and the winds picked up to distract any intruders. As her image grew larger, I noticed her inner beauty. Sensing pride, compassion, and kindness, I slowly [...]

August 30th, 2014|

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #3

Congratulations to author Shannon Morgan on winning Readers Lane’s third Flash Fiction contest!  Here is her story.  Don’t forget to enter your own story in our next contest!  Nicholas Dames / Flickr / CC 3.0 Pay at the Pump Author: Shannon Morgan Angel gripped the edges of the sink with no regard to what germs might be festering there. The white porcelain bowl suspended from the wall was the only thing keeping her from smacking her face against the dirty, tile floor. She closed her eyes against the spinning, took a deep breath and gagged on the stench. This [...]

August 16th, 2014|