2017 – Read the best of DRAMA Novels

Browse through these best of stories in the DRAMA genre and see where you can read the best of new novels from around the world. 

SECRET LOVE OF AN ARABIAN PRINCE, by Hend Ali

THE ONLY MAN, by Kimberly Davis

PUSHING UPWARD, by Andrea Adler

A MOMENT IN THE SUN, by Tory Gates

GETAWAY DAY, by Ken White

THE SCENT OF MY SON IN GOOD WE TRUST, by Adrienne Miranda

BADER FIELD: HOW MY FAMILY SURVIVED SUICIDE, by Carl David

SUNDAY MORNING RIGHT IN FRUTT, by JC Hennington

WORN FACES, by Morgan Lawrence

THE BROTHERS CONNOLLY, by Ted Prokash

THE STOVE JUNKER, by SK Kalsi

DANCE OF LOVE, by Inge Saunders

BECOMING MOON, by Craig A. Hart

DANCING WITH RACHEL, by Ken Montrose

THE SNAILS CASTLE, by Mark Gordon

MARKED, by PC Cast & Kristine Cast

NORTH HALL, by Julian Lev

THE HOUSESITTER, by Adrienne Silcock

SILENTLY STILL, by Julieanne Lynch

6 DAYS OF YOU, by Sophia Ryan

A TWINS REDEMPTION, by Yassy F.

MAKING ROOM FOR GEORGE, by D. Ellis Phelps

A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME, by Jean Watier

MR. GRUMBLES, by Marjory E Leposky

TURNSTILES, by Andrea McKenzie

THE SAFE WORD, by Karen Long

THE ROMANTIC, by Felix Alexander

ONE NIGHT TWO LIARS, by Brian G. Burns

ONYX DRAGON, by Shawn E. Crapo

HE & SHE, by Wayne Clark

ELSA A GIRL WITHOUT SCRUPLES, by Marleen Rossetti

NAZARETH, by James Jeffrey

WITH THE HEADMASTERS APPROVAL, by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

DOUBLE UGLY, by Jim Murray

MY WAR WITH HEMINGWWAY, by James Charles

SLAVE TO LOVE, by Romay

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, by Nadine Frye

TO DANCE WITH UGLY PEOPLE, by Lorene Stunson Hill

FAMILY TREE, by Andrea Carr

 

MY SADE STORY PART 1, by Paul Cooke DEATH OF A DIVA: FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY, by Brigitte Goldstein

THE KNIFE WITH THE IVORY HANDLE, by Cindy Bruchman

THE SCARLET SERIES, by Taylor Chessor

MY TIME IS YOURS, by S.E. Isaac

YOU ARE AMONG MONSTERS, by Jon R. Flieger

ONION GRASS, by Amy Kierce

THE PATHOLOGY OF INNOCENCE AN INVOLUTION, by Juditta Salem
VIDEO PITCH: THE MILLIONAIRES CROSS, by Sal Nudo

COLLIDING ORBITS, by T.S. Fox

IN THE CLEFT JOY COMES IN THE MOURNING, by Dana Goodman

THE MILLIONAIRES CROSS, by Sal Nudo

THE RELATIONSHIP CONTRACT, by Natasha Rawls

DEATH GRIP, by Tracy Sherwood

MURDER IMPOSSIBLE, by Jack Fitzgerald

ETERNAL WISH, by Dana Cariola

AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, by Christa Polkinhorn

A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT, by Erika Armstrong

STELLAS PLEA, by RA Giggie

PLAYED TO DEATH, by BV Lawson

IN THE REALM OF ANGELS, by Darlene Cozart

FILIAD, by Danilo Peshikan

A LIKELY STORY, by Leigh Stanton

THE GUILLOTINE CHOICE, by Bashir Saoudi & Michael Mallone

THE VIRTUOSO, by Virginia Burges

THOUGHTS OF A FRACTURED SOUL, by Kern Carter

JEZEBEL’S DAUGHTER, by Mordechai Landsberg

THE ISLAND, by Jen Minkman

WANDERING FEELINGS, by Boyko Ovcharov

THE KILLING OF FREDDIE FOSTER, by Kerin Freeman

GRANT’S FERRY, by David Chase

THE SEDUCTIVE SCHOOLHOUSE SCANDAL, by Sandra Rose

DEADLY PLEASURES, by Mary Firmin

THE RED STROKES, by Kathy Reinhart

IN THE PAINT, by Jeffrey Dainton

VIDEO PITCH: ASHES AND ICE, by Dianna Bellerose

CATCHING CHARLOTTE, by Romay

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE, by Kary Rader

TRACES, by Betty Bolte

NOT TO TALK ABOUT UNTIL NOW, by Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

BURN IN HELL, A JAKE CARRINGTON MYSTERY, by Marian Lanouette

RIVER OF TEARS, by Michele L. Montgomery

HOW TO KNOCK A BRAVEBIRD FROM HER PERCH, by D. Bryant Simmons

A WHOLE LOT, by Bradley Wind

IRISH INHERITANCE, by Paula Martin

SHORTCOMINGS, by Ginger Simpson

VIDEO PITCH: LEMMON’S JOURNEY, by Philip Oyok

ANTICIPATION OF THE PENITENT, by Nancy Laronda Johnson

SUMMERS GROWTH, by Tina Gayle

THE RAG PRINCESS, by Barbara Franzen

BUDDHA’S WIFE, by Gabriel Constans

STAYING AFLOAT, by Judith Marshall

THE MAKING OF MELISSA, by CS Nixon

THE REDEMPTION O CARALYNNE HAYMAN, by Carole Brown – VIDEO LOGLINE

BEING LENA LEVI, by Bobbie Ann Cole

UP GETTING UP IS THE KEY TO LIFE, by Brian P. Swift

GUARDING SHAKESPEARE, by Quintin Peterson

LIVING IN BRIGHT SHADOWS, by Jean Gilhead

GRAY RAINBOW JOURNEY, by KB Schaller

LEMMON’S JOURNEY, by Philip Oyok

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Patty Larsen

RIPPLE, by Tui Allen

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Winning Short Story: LOST LOVE by Catherine Hammer

Watch the May 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.

LOST LOVE by Catherine Hammer

Performed by actor Becky Shrimpton

Get to know writer Catherine Hammer:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

My 1 page story is about life lessons whether they teach us, or someone else learns from our mistakes.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

My 1 page story genre is a drama.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Never procrastinate.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The movie I have seen most is The Wizard of Oz. That may seem odd to some, but I am obsessed with that movie and have been since I was a little girl. It was the start of change in movies. It was not only immensely visually stimulating for its time, but it has a lesson that will never expire.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

To tell the truth, this story came from mind to paper in half an hour.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

I have no favorite novels, or books in general. To me all books are amazing. Some may not be your own type, but they are someone else’s. I can find good in almost anything I read. One thing about books is I love the smell, the feel and the feeling of turning pages to get to the end. I will never be a book nook person.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I am big into life lessons and my goal is to write on my own experiences in life, which have been many, or something that tugs at my heart. Whatever proceeds I would make from writing I would donate heavily to a charity that coincides with the story told.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

L Frank Baum.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Charity, giving back and hopefully one day if I do well enough, philanthropy.

10. What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?

It’s my start into what I love to do.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The only thing I would say is when you think of something, write it down immediately before you forget it. I have spent hours upon hours on my iphone at night, in bed. As an insomniac a lot of my stuff comes while I am trying to fall asleep and my mind is just wandering around. I don’t want to forget something by the next morning. Even things you think might be stupid, if it came to you then write it down. In the morning you may not like it, or love it, or find it is perfect by just adding, or subtracting, or changing words around.