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Location: Virginia
Gender: Female
Member: Premier Author
Joined: April 2017
The first poem I ever wrote was when I began to write here on FanStory. That was a bit over 4 years ago. It opened up a whole new world for me and I was and have been hooked on writing since that day. I learned what writing in meter was, the different poetic forms, and so much more from the classes I have taken here on this site. This group of writers and poets have become friends and mentors to me and they all hold a special place in my heart. Just a bit of bio. I am a homemaker to a wonderful man who is a professor of Logistics, PhD, mother to two adult sons and one DIL, , daughter to a retired minister, and it seems... a professional volunteer in my community. LOL. I love people and poetry.
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FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Morning Glory finished second in the contest "Write A Senryu"
June 13, 2022 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: The Good Life finished second in the contest "Write a Naani"
June 13, 2022 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Congratulations! Enshrouding Mists won the contest "Rhyming Poetry Contest"
June 4, 2022 at 12:13AM
    Beri Bee: C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!
    June 4, 2022 at 12:45AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    June 4, 2022 at 1:07AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!!
    June 4, 2022 at 1:54AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa

    June 4, 2022 at 7:53AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Melissa!
    Just beautiful!

    June 4, 2022 at 8:04AM
    MissMerri: Melissa, this blue ribbon made me SO happy, because I truly love to see exceptional work recognized. Congratulations!! ~ Adonna
    June 4, 2022 at 3:57PM
    Carol Clark2: Congratulations, Melissa! A beautiful poem!
    June 4, 2022 at 4:44PM
    rspoet: Congratulations Melissa!!!!
    Wonderful poem, wonderful choice.
    June 4, 2022 at 7:56PM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations, Melissa. :))
    June 4, 2022 at 9:07PM
    Mark D. R.: Nice going Melissa!

    June 7, 2022 at 12:14AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Wanting More finished third in the contest "15 Syllable Poem"
May 11, 2022 at 12:13AM
    karenina: congrats!
    May 11, 2022 at 12:34AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    May 11, 2022 at 12:46AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa

    May 11, 2022 at 8:29AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!

    May 11, 2022 at 1:01PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your third-place finish with this beautiful offering. judi
    May 11, 2022 at 2:56PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Twilight Dreams finished second in the contest "12 Word Poetry Contest"
May 5, 2022 at 10:10AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Song of the Nightingale finished second in the contest "Free Verse Poetry Contest"
April 1, 2022 at 12:13AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa

    April 1, 2022 at 8:38AM
    lyenochka: Yay!! Congratulations, Melissa!!

    April 1, 2022 at 10:21PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Lingering Dusk finished first in the contest "Antonym Poem"
March 21, 2022 at 1:10AM
    karenina: Wow! Two big wins! This and the "Minute!" In the past eight to nine hours... You are on a roll!

    March 21, 2022 at 9:06AM
    Sugarray77: Thanks so much!!

    March 25, 2022 at 9:11AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Congratulations! Languid Ease won the contest "Minute"
March 21, 2022 at 12:13AM
    PoemsOfDD: A BIG Congratulations to you, Melissa. I knew this was a winner :-) ~DDxo
    March 21, 2022 at 6:11AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa

    March 21, 2022 at 7:43AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Melissa!
    Just lovely!

    March 21, 2022 at 8:51AM
    MissMerri: I'm so happy to see this, Melissa! Good for you and a hearty Congratulations for your beautiful poem taking first place.
    March 21, 2022 at 3:47PM
    Sugarray77: Thank you everyone!!

    March 21, 2022 at 9:00PM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations, Melissa. :))
    March 21, 2022 at 10:03PM
    Michele Harber: Congratulations, Melissa. I?m proud to take second to your excellent poem.
    March 22, 2022 at 12:51AM
    judiverse: congratulations on your minute poetry contest win. judi
    March 22, 2022 at 2:45PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!!

    March 23, 2022 at 12:11AM
    Jasmine Girl: I love this one and am not surprised you won.
    March 23, 2022 at 11:28PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: A Hacker's War finished first in the contest "18 Word 1 Sentence Non-Fiction "
March 20, 2022 at 4:10PM
    karenina: Hurrah!

    March 21, 2022 at 9:07AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Awakened finished second in the contest "Sonnet Poetry Contest"
March 8, 2022 at 12:13AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations, Melissa

    March 8, 2022 at 7:46AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, dear Melissa!
    Just lovely!

    March 8, 2022 at 5:42PM
    lyenochka: Beautifully written, Melissa!!

    March 8, 2022 at 8:15PM
    PoemsOfDD: Excellent sonnet, Melissa, and congratulations on placing :-) ~DDxo
    March 10, 2022 at 11:32PM
    Sugarray77: Thanks so much, dear friends, for your lovely comments!

    March 21, 2022 at 12:35AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: A Yearning Heart finished second in the contest "2-4-2 Poetry"
February 12, 2022 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    February 12, 2022 at 12:43AM
    juliaSjames: Well done, Melissa

    February 12, 2022 at 6:27AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your second place finish. judi
    February 13, 2022 at 10:16AM
    PoemsOfDD: Fantastic placing and congratulations, Melissa :-) ~DDxo
    February 15, 2022 at 5:48AM
    Sugarray77: Thanks so much my friends!!

    February 21, 2022 at 4:49PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!!

    March 8, 2022 at 8:14PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Lady Liberty finished third in the contest "Political 5-7-5"
February 7, 2022 at 1:10PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: A Midwinter Night finished first in the contest "15 Words Picture Poem"
February 5, 2022 at 1:10AM
    Tom Horonzy: Atta girl. Your win was well deserved.
    February 5, 2022 at 7:57AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Melissa!
    I so enjoyed your offering!

    February 5, 2022 at 8:09AM
    PoemsOfDD: Way to go, Mellissa :-) ~DDxo
    February 6, 2022 at 2:33AM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: Conquered finished third in the contest "5-7-5 fire"
February 4, 2022 at 6:10PM

FanStory wrote to Sugarray77: A Playful Touch finished second in the contest "5-7-5 Poetry Contest"
January 22, 2022 at 12:13AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations Melissa!

    January 22, 2022 at 10:31AM
    PoemsOfDD: Way to go Melissa :-) Congratulations! ~DD🌸
    January 23, 2022 at 8:40AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Melissa!!
    January 24, 2022 at 1:55AM
    Sally Law: Congratulations, Melissa dear. Sally XOs
    January 24, 2022 at 3:02PM

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