Monthly Archives: April 2019

And The Winners Are. . .

In November of 2018, the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective announced its first Short Story Contest centered around the theme ‘Things Would Never Be The Same.’ We received 129 submissions from around the globe with incredibly diverse interpretations of the theme.

1st place:
Basilike Pappa – No More Than You Can Salt

‘Be happy’!

” ‘Be happy,’ cried the Nightingale. ‘You shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart’s-blood. All that I ask in return is that you be a true lover…’ ”

Oscar Wilde, “The Nightingale and the Rose”

Art by Christian Schloe.

Queenie- Lois Linkens

Queenie by Lois Linkens on Sudden Denouement.

White slip of night at the shore,
And the fox-eyed pebbles wink at
The cold pearl moon. The freshwater stream,
Like silver silk…

Lois is a poet and student from England. She is studying the literature of the Romantics and hopes their values and innovations will filter through into her own work. She is working on longer projects at present, with a hope to publish poetry collections and novels in the years to come. She is a feminist, an nostalgic optimist, and a quiet voice in the shadows of Joanne Baillie and Charlotte Smith. It is a pleasure to present her work, and you can find more of it at Lois E. Linkens.

I, mind by by Erich Michaels

Wondrous simplicity in the words of Erich Michaels:

” … In my head I didn’t carry uncertainty like a leaden blanket, ending sentences in…?
In return you punctuated every sentence with

I love you. ”

Erich Michaels describes himself as “just trying to share the human experience.” He has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, but find himself writing SOPs (lather, rinse, repeat) in order to make a living, which can be detrimental to the creative process. You can find him on the road to recovery at Erich Michaels. Every journey begins with a single step, right?