You are invited to share your story with others. We will post selected stories on this Violetís Vision web site, and we will publish selected stories in a sequel to the Violetís Vision book.
Tell us about a time when you:
- Found your inner strength and acted on it, or
- Discovered one of your unique gifts, talents or strengths, or
- Helped someone find their inner strength, or
- Risked the judgments of others and made a choice that brought you happiness or pleasure, or
- Risked the loss of a relationship and took a stand that honored your own values, or
- A story that inspired you by reading Violetís Vision
Guidelines -- How to submit your story:
Stories must be 150 Ė 500 words in length
Stories must be submitted electronically, either in the body of the email or as an attachment. Document must be a Microsoft Word (MS Word 2000/9.0 or higher)
You may include a title, but itís not required.
Include the following information:
Stories must be original and unpublished. Copyright remains with the author and permission to publish is explicitly granted upon submission.
- Full Name
- Mailing address
- Home/work/cell phone numbers
- Email address
- Word count
VERY IMPORTANT: Please indicate EXACTLY what personal information you want published with your story. For example:
- Initials ONLY
- First name/last initial ONLY
- Full name ONLY
- Full name and email ONLY
- Full name, email and web address
Stories that are self-promoting or include promotions of your particular products or services will not be accepted.
You will be notified via email of acceptance of your article.
We reserve the right to edit all reader contributions for clarity or length. Changes (sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, grammar, syntax, lengths) will be made at the discretion of our editorial staff.
Submit your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ďMy StoryĒ in the subject line.
Here is a SAMPLE STORY submitted by our cover artist:
I was in about first grade and painted what I thought was the most beautiful picture I had ever done. It was blue on the top and green on the bottom. I took it home to show to my mother, and she said, "What is the matter with you? Don't you know that blue and green don't go together?" I was so hurt and humiliated that I avoided doing anything artsy again until I was 29 years old and going through a divorce. I took up oil and acrylic painting
Looking back, I remember how when Mom said that to me, I thought to myself, "God made the sky blue and the grass green, and God is not stupid!" But I didn't say it because I was very shy and stifled and I didnít want to get reprimanded for talking back. As an adult, I realize that is when I knew I had a brain that thought differently than my mother.
Now I live with so much creative energy just bursting out of its seams in a variety of ways.