Nicole J. Simms

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  • My Sweet Gift to You
  • My Sweet Gift to You

    Filed under: Published

    9th January 2017

    ‘My Sweet Gift to You’ is a 100-word story (drabble). This story was originally written for the 2016 Reader’s Digest 100-word competition. Sadly, I wasn’t shortlisted, but I did manage...Read More


  • Card with my prize money from NineVoices
  • Meeting the Parents

    Filed under: Published

    16th November 2016

    ‘Meeting the Parents’ is a 50-word story. This story was written for the NineVoices’ 2016 50-word Halloween competition. For the competition, I had to write a 50-word story inspired by...Read More


  • Submitting Stories - How to Survive the Painful Waiting Game
  • Submitting Stories: How to Survive the Painful Waiting Game

    Filed under: Blog

    12th April 2016

    The first thing I learned when I started my writing journey is that you need to be very patient. While it would be great to wait weeks rather than months...Read More


  • How I find homes for my stories
  • How I Find Homes for My Stories

    Filed under: Blog

    1st March 2016

    Finding somewhere to submit your story to can be tricky, first you have to find a magazine, submission call, or website and then you have to figure out whether it...Read More