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Frances Carden

About Frances Carden

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.

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #1

Congratulations to author Laura Sook Duncombe on winning Readers Lane's first Flash Fiction contest!  Here is her story.  Don't forget to enter your own story in our next contest!  simpleinsomnia / Flickr / CC 3.0 A Fish Tale Author: Laura Sook Duncombe “Mummy look, I found a seashell!” Micah, Helen’s thirteenth son, called to her from down the beach. She ran to him. “Don’t touch that, my darling! What did I tell you?” She fumed, batting the shell from his hand. “Never turn my back on the ocean. I know, but--” “No buts,” Helen interrupted. “Now get inside. It’s [...]

July 19th, 2014|

Flash Fiction Summer Extravaganza

(Flickr / CC 3.0 / Pedro Ribeiro Simões) Got an addiction for fiction? Want to try your hand at some summer writing and get featured on our website? Come participate in Readers Lanes’ Flash Fiction Summer Extravaganza.  Flash Fiction tells a full story in just a few sentences or paragraphs. It’s a great summer challenge for the pining bookworm or the full time author and gives you the chance to reach out to our audience with your best stories. Details: You can submit one story with a word limit between 300 and 700 using the Readers Lane Contact [...]

June 30th, 2014|