Misha Crews

Stories from the heart. Books that feel like home.

I’m very excited to share that my story won second place in Two-Sentence Horror Story Contest held by Shenandoah County Library! Very cool! I’m sharing my story and the first place winner here.

This was my entry:

My fingers twitched, but my limbs refused to move as she smiled down at me. “Goodbye,” she said, and closed the coffin.

Did I scare you? 😉

Here is the winning entry, which I have to confess I kinda like better than my own:

The ecstatic toddler ran through the darkened hallway in the predawn hours, his diaper clutched high above his head in his tiny right hand as he raised his voice in joyous triumph. His mother’s heart lurched as she heard him squeal, “Mommy, guess where I went potty?”

Adorable AND scary, right? 😂

Well, that was super fun. Thanks to everyone who voted, and to Shenandoah County Library for holding the contest! 🤗👻🎃

I am so incredibly tickled to be a finalist for Shenandoah County Library’s Two Sentence Horror Stories contest! I can’t tell you which story is mine, but if you enjoy a little taste of the creepy, I hope you’ll check out the stories and vote for your favorite! Visit here to read and vote.

Hugs and happy reading!

Now that we are over two-thirds of the way through 2019 (and, wow, how did that happen??), I thought we could talk about the Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge.

Goodreads is a social media site for book lovers. If you’ve never visited, I highly recommend it. It’s a seriously fun and addictive place for readers to hang out. (I love serious fun, don’t you?) I only visit every few weeks because I can’t seem to spend less than an hour on the site each time I go there!

Every year they do a reading challenge, in which you set a reading goal for the year and then see how many books you can read. You also get to play with your friends, see how much they read, comment on each others goals, etc. Again: serious fun!

Currently I’m behind my goal by twenty-two books, which is embarrassing but just means that I have to devote more time to reading (darn it all!) (tee-hee).  Gives me a wonderful excuse to curl up and read for at least an hour a day (or ten hours a day, whatever!).  Above you can see some of the books I’ve read so far in 2019. All of them have been extraordinary in their own way.  If you want to see all the books I’ve read this year, you can click here.

Are you doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge? Let us know what you’re reading and how you like it. I’d love to hear from you!