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Welcome to Cop-A-Squat’s First Writing Contest!

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There is a need for stories with strong morals; morality has been on life support for years.

Our goal is to give the reading public a fresh dose of stories devoid of the normal fare of drugs, sex, and violence. There are other ways to tell stories. And we know there are those who share our sentiments. Storytellers come forward – write a story that will sweep the world.

1st place winner: $100.00 Amazon Gift Card

2nd place winner: $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

3rd place winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Contest: Begins February 4, 2013. Ends: February 22, 2013.

Winners will be announced on February 25, 2013, by posting their stories and a link to their website.

Please Post All Story Entries Under This Post Comment Section or E-mail: paulworthingtonjr@gmail.com


First Writing Contest!



 1.   We encourage you to copyright your story. It only takes about an hour and costs $35.00 to copyright several stories.

 2.   Your story must be 300 words or less, minus the title of course. Anything more will be disqualified and deleted.

 3.   Feel free to comment on others’ stories. Give constructive criticism. We are here to encourage each other.

 4.   No sex scenes, nor rude, crude sexual jokes.

 5.   Keep cursing to a minimum. Make it as PG-13 as you can.

 6.   And of course…

Have fun and DO YOUR BEST!


 By the way, this post is 234 words!

Grub Street Reads

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, pop-eyed mosquitoes and bow-legged squirrels, step right up. Cop A Squat is proud to announce that one of our three books has won an award. That’s right, and not just any award …

Grub Street Reads has awarded Life: As Fragile As Dust its coveted gold seal.

Grub Street Reads specializes in reviewing independent published novels and endorses those who meet its quality standards based on the fundamental qualities of good storytelling.  Now my book is prominently displayed on Grub Street Reads shelves.

Here’s what the reviewer had to say, Life: As Fragile As Dust is a very interesting mixture of short stories. I appreciated the wry humor of ‘Doggone’ and ‘Bud’s Life’ and was touched by ‘Grandma’s Secret’ and especially ‘Melted Dreams’. You have a versatile voice, which I think is captured in these wide-ranging stories.  My favorite was ‘Melted Dreams’ which was able to convey a lifetime of anguish and regret in a very tight and minimalist prose.  ‘On the Dotted Line’ was a great final story – fun and wicked…”

I feel so honored to have found a place in Grub Street Reads library. If you want an honest review of your book then you must click on this link:

Grub Street Reads coveted gold seal is a testament of Life: As Fragile As Dust, ability to thrill.  You will laugh out loud.  Be moved to tears.  And you will begin to ponder your own life’s course.

Are you interested? Please step right up, click on the sidebar, get your book and read a short story collection like no other. Our print version will be available next week; it’ll make a good stocking stuffer… And Happy Friday!

For our GOOD FRIDAY, tell every author you know about this vetting service. And as always, keep your head up.