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Dime Stories — 3-Minute Prose

Love to write? Of course you do. Like to perform? That's a rhetorical question. Want to share your stories with other writers? Why am I even asking?

Dime Stories are 3-minutes stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true.

Bring your Dime Story to read to a live audience at any of our open mics.

Beware: Three-minute rule (that’s about 500 words) is strictly enforced.


$5.00 donation at the door is very much appreciated.


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  • Marcella

    First time and WHOA! what a turnout. Talk about an entertaining, not to mention inspiring, evening. I look forward to attending many more! And perhaps even being brave enough to read in the near future... :)

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • David

      Thanks for coming, Marcella. Visitors are always welcome but I hope next time you'll decide to read. :-)

      In any case, we hope to see you there on July 5th!

      June 8, 2013

  • Joe O.

    The best one yet!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • David

    Thanks to everyone who showed up and read their fantastic stories at tonight's DimeStories San Diego. We had a great turnout tonight, including several new readers, without whom, of course, DimeStories couldn't flourish. Special thanks as always to Eber Lambert for his technical expertise and to Amy Wallen, Lisa Sanchez and Judy Reeves for their constant support.

    We'll see you in July!

    June 8, 2013

  • Barbre B.

    I am so confused about the time.. the Ink Spot shows 8 and you show 7:30. Look at Ink Spot site

    June 7, 2013

    • David

      Gotta keep you on your toes! :-)

      We'll start the readings at about 8:00.

      June 7, 2013

  • John Van R.

    I will read yet another excerpt from my Italian Renaissance novel-in-progress, Lorenzo's Assassin.

    June 2, 2013

  • Marcella

    Looking forward to checking out this bunch I've heard so much about. Good things... ALL good things... ;)

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is it?

    May 26, 2013

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