SEPTEMBER 2021

7A697F6D-1D71-486C-B7E7-6CD891EDC9E9

Echoes

By Filip Wiltgren

When Raphael was born his mother took him to church. His father, not being inclined to such things, held the boy in his lap and read him the newspaper.

When Raphael was five, his mother took him to choir, and his father took him to play-school.

“Such voice,” said the priest.

“Such brilliance,” said the teacher.

“It is clear he has a calling,” said the priest.

“It is clear he has a gift,” said the teacher.

And Raphael’s mother and father smiled, and congratulated themselves, and basked in the radiance of their offspring.

When Raphael was ten he was a soloist in the diocese choir, where the old, soberly dressed matrons cried at the sound of his voice and kissed his mother on both cheeks.

“He is blessed by the Lord,” they told her, and Raphael’s mother nodded and smiled.

Continue reading “SEPTEMBER 2021”

LIBRARIANS’ CHOICE WRITING CONTEST

lost in the library

Prompt: Lost in the Library
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300-750 words
Deadline: MAY 30, 2020
Submissions: email to bffnonprofit@gmail.com

Awards:
$100.00 first prize
$30.00 second prize
$25.00 third prize
Judges: Librarians Anne Macdonald and Molly Thompson

Continue reading “LIBRARIANS’ CHOICE WRITING CONTEST”

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP WITH KATHY FISH

Food_For_Thought_Bug_AlternateJoin us for a FREE flash fiction writing workshop with Kathy Fish during the Fort Collins Book Festival on Friday, October 19 at 11:15 am in the Storytime Room at the Old Town Library in Fort Collins, CO. We are thrilled to have Kathy Fish host a flash fiction event right in our hometown of Fort Collins, CO. Space is limited, so register online today! Continue reading “FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP WITH KATHY FISH”