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Writer Advice's 10th Flash Prose Contest

Writers need opportunities. We give feedback. 

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200. Submit to the 10th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 21, 2015. Complete details at www.writeradvice.com

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ParaDon Books Publishing

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Dear (insert YOUR name here).

Hello (insert YOUR name here).

It's been a while since we last spoke, and I just felt like this was a good time to reveal some of my innermost thoughts to you.

Although I have gone through so much in life, my resourcefulness has never wavered, and I realize that my past has not only made me strong, but I possess unlimited potential to do anything I choose to in life.

I may have allowed so many fantastic opportunities to slip through my fingertips due to my past behavior and indiscretions, but know that there are plenty of good years ahead for me to achieve my goals in life.

I have also learned that true friends are those people who love and care about you regardless of how much money you have in the bank, what type of car you drive, or what you can do for them.

In short, a true friend will remain loyal no matter what, and I have gained so much invaluable insight into that and other facts, which has helped me grow as a person myself.

Another thing I have learned is to show compassion for others, since there are always those who will have less than what I do, and everything in life is relative.

Therefore, instead of worrying about what I do not have, I simply wake up each and every single morning to count my blessings on how truly fortunate I am.

I am certainly not perfect, since there is no such thing as perfection in the first place.

However, if I continue to stay on my current path of learning and growing as a person, I will consider myself to be a success.

I have no idea what my future holds, but what I do know is that my past mistakes and experiences in life have made me the person I am today.

So, (insert YOUR name here), thank you so much for always sticking with me through thick and thin, and let's continue to take on the world together!


If you haven’t read my book, “Jew in Jail” yet, I hope you do.

It is chock full of insightful information on how I was able to recover from my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling while incarcerated, and go on to lead a happy and healthful life myself.


Until next time, everyone, have a great day, and week ahead!

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A Great Life Is Always Within Your Reach!

I know it's human nature to sometimes feel like you are living in a rut, so whenever that does happen to you - and I sincerely hope it is infrequent - I want to offer several things you can try in order to "escape!"

First of all, take a good, hard look at yourself in the mirror, and realize that, to get to this current point in your life, you are already amazing, and full of unlimited possibilities.

Then, go for a walk, and just take notice of all of the beautiful things around you, like the warm sunshine, children playing without a care in the world, birds chirping, and your environment in general.

Next, make a list of all of the things you have already accomplished in life, and one that contains those that you still wish to get done.

Call it a bucket list, if you want, but make sure you think this through first, and include everything you always dreamed of since you were a child.

The point here is to realize that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to, and if that includes something that has been on the back burner for years as a result of one reason or another, it is never too late to accomplish it.

I have learned through trial and error, and from experience, that if one is not happy in the activities that occupies his or her time, then it leaves a feeling of unfulfillment that cannot be counteracted by money, or other material things, such as cars, homes, jewelry, etc.

Simply put, happiness comes from within, so make sure you spend some time on introspection to find out what you true passion is.

You might also attempt something new - even if it is way out of line with your personality and comfort zone.

Hopefully, you will discover it to be totally enjoyable, and the start of more good things to come.

So, instead of waking up one day regretful over missed opportunities or chances never taken, make sure you leave no stone unturned in your quest for complete satisfaction in life.

Until next time, everyone, always reach for the moon, because, even if you miss, you will be among the stars!

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