Last month, I hosted my first-ever Meaningful Moments Writing Contest for my email subscribers. Two winners were selected, with the grand prize being their stories featured here on the Ink & Impact blog.

It is with pleasure that I share the first winning entry, an excerpt from Linda Bragg’s memoir-in-the-making, Heart Thieves.

Linda’s other writing has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and she has won awards from the American PEN Women’s Writing Contest/Pinellas County Chapter and  the Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition.

Happy reading!

Dalene Bickel


My Sister’s Hands

by Linda Bragg

My sister had elegant hands with long, slim fingers and not a snag of cuticle. They were the sort of hands Read More