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One-Sentence Stories. . .

An Anthology of Stories Told in a Single Sentence

PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY! Be amazed at the variety of writing styles of 43 creative writers aOne-Sentence thumbnail-cvrnd equally astonished at the variety of 77 tales when you receive your own copy of the first One-Sentence Stories (amazon.com or Kindle.com). The writers stretched their imaginations and had fun as they enjoyed the relaxing effects of word-doodling to create accounts of joy, woe, adventure, irony, and just plain silliness! Many refer to this as a democratic exercise of team work.

Now YOU can construct your own sentence! Will you dare to reject Teacher’s advice about a run-on sentence? Can you fine-tune your story to follow the guidelines outlined below? Try it! And have fun! You’ll return to the real world relaxed, energized, inspired, and ready to move ahead. Participate in the next anthology, to be published  in 2018. Write your single-sentence tale (between 200 and 2000 words) and submit to muddypuddle@live.com — Muddy Puddle Press — to appear in Book#2 One Sentence Stories, Book 2.
It’s FREE! 


Muddy Puddle Press is seeking submissions from writers for Book#2 One-sentence Stories. Guidelines are minimal; all stories will be vetted and softly edited to ensure they are followed.

  • Submissions for Book#2 are to be more than 200 words and fewer than 2000. Limit two (2) submissions per author.
  • Each must tell a story. Choose your topic — fact/fiction, serious, sad, happy, frivolous, witty, nostalgic….
  • Do not use periods or semi-colons.
  • Do not use excessive dashes.
  • Do not use vulgar or crude language. (An occasional “drat” or even “damn” may be acceptable.)
  • Rights to each story will remain with the author, who will have permission to re-publish their story. Authors may request permission to re-publish stories of other authors.
  • The book will be copyrighted by Muddy Puddle Press, with royalties going to the publisher. Royalties exceeding $2000 will be shared with a writer’s organization to encourage writers.
  • Each author of an accepted story will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
  • Authors will have the right to buy extra copies of the book at an author discount.
  • Submit stories to muddypuddle@live.com, along with a brief bio (50-60 words).
  • Deadline has been reached (January 31, 2018). Only submissions dated prior to midnight January 31, 2018, will be accepted until February 10, 2018.


Muddy Puddle Press
P O Box 97124
Lakewood WA 98497

**For a sample story, read “Taxi Dancers” at the Articles Page.

**For more ideas check out “The Art of the One Sentence Story”.


For help with Sentence Structure,
pick up your copy today of my
latest grammar book,
written especially for writers, and
containing cool hints about
the use of modifiers (hint-hint)
and punctuation (another hint).

The Official Guide
to Language Usage
in the United States

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