Monthly Archives: March 2013



If you truly love telling stories and entertaining others through the written word, then never stop writing, never stop studying the craft, never stop revising or submitting. Do not get discouraged. In November, 2011, The Washington Pastime had the privilege

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The Correction, by Kevin Vorshak


The air shimmered before him. Though unusual, the oppressive heat did do odd things to the concrete and asphalt in the large business complex. Part of him considered staying inside his air-conditioned office, but the desire for a cold salad

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Posted in 2013, Fiction, Science Fiction

ANNOUNCEMENT: March Madness Contest Prize

TWP Contest

We want to thank everyone for their tremendous support during the brief entry period for our 2013 March Madness Literary Contest. We are pleased to announce that our grand prize for the 2013 March Madness Literary Contest will be $1,000.

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A Guilty Dream, by Nathaniel Tower

A Guilty Dream

Norton Taylor wakes from a dream so real he can’t but believe it’s true. In the dream he commits a heinous crime. Brutally murders someone. A small boy. Then he goes to great lengths to cover it up. Weeks pass

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Author Spotlight: Bharadwaj

Radha Bharadwaj is an Indian film maker and writer who moved to the U.S. in her late teens. She received her MFA in Radio, TV, and Film from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, and is most well known

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Posted in 2013, Additional Content, Author Spotlight, Non-Fiction

WTP: Domestic Drone Strikes in the U.S.

WTP: Domestic Drone Strikes

Submitted by Emily H., Fairfax, VA CONTEXT: On Wednesday, Mar. 06, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took to the senate floor and proceeded to “drone” on for an astonishing 13 hours, according to Public Radio International. Sen. Rand’s objective, to

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Posted in 2013, Additional Content, We The People

Pink Slips, by Donald McCarthy

Pink Slips

At some point in the future, allegedly. # Mickey Valkyrie, soon to be known only as Eleven, walked the hallway littered with young businessmen and businesswomen trying to look busy in his presence. With the economy as it was, no

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ANNOUNCING: RITE-PATH, powered by The Washington Pastime


The Washington Pastime is proud to announce the introduction of our newest service, Rite-Path. Rite-Path is a dynamic feedback loop between writers and The Washington Pastime’s senior editorial staff. Rite-Path Services are available now in a variety of options designed

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The Last Rite, by Radha Bharadwaj

Last Rite

Kasi was sinking…. They had left him undisturbed, cocooned in worn shawls in a corner of the hut. His eyes are becoming glazed, noted the daughter-in-law. Life went on around Kasi. His wife Ganga stirred an iron pot over the

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Oscillator, by Meera Jhala


When I was ten, my family moved from India to the United States. The move must have dislodged me permanently from equilibrium, because ever since then, like a pendulum, I’ve just kept on swinging. But I’ve not just been a

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