Dear Everything Shortform writers: please take note.

There are no secrets about formatting requirements at our publication. It baffles me why new writers here do not take the time to read our ABOUT page or pay attention to the way stories are presented before submitting stories.

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You have the freedom to express yourself on any subject here, but you must follow our simple formatting guidelines. I have expressed these guidelines repeatedly in private messages to you and short-form stories in our publication.

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Dear Medium writers and aspiring writers at Everything Shortform, we are adhering to format rules you should educate yourself with to avoid having your submission for publication dismissed. These are the basic rules, and you should follow them to be published in Everything Shortform.

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No title or use of the Title placeholder. In fact, delete the Title placeholder.

  1. Write a real first sentence in sentence case. Please attempt to write a sentence in a paragraph instead of a stand-alone imitation of a title.
  2. Bold the first sentence.
  3. Write 150-words or less total. These words also include the words under your…

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You may be thinking, ‘What’s the catch? What’s in it for him?” And I’ll tell you. It’s really all about me. I want to…

Our little Tennessee town’s mayor, a Republican in the manner of Howard Baker, Fred Thompson and Bill Frist, who stayed with the party more out of loyalty, habit and a feeling of no better place to go, has decided to retire after four seasons in the majors.

He was doing well until he met with an apolitical opponent, a virus, against which he could not succeed, especially since most of his base — 80 percent of the constituency — was rooting for the virus to win.

Against all odds he continued to work to have people wear masks and get…

Oh, right, The Atlantic and The New York Times telling us how everyone in government did everything wrong twenty years ago.

Who else is here blustering about it? Anyone else…

Why do our cats try to trip us up?

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What’s up with that? I can’t tell you how many times throughout the day, one of our beautiful furkids will plant their little body right in my path so that I either have to step over them or go around. The latter is usually my option as I don’t want to accidentally trip and hurt them.

My favorite is when I’m trundling down to the basement and there’s Lorna (who especially loves this move), laying at the bottom of the staircase. Now, if I’m not looking where I’m going the result…

Ivermectin is Not a Treatment for COVID-19. I recently published an article on The Conversation following the evidence on ivermectin for COVID-19. While there are studies that suggest it provides…

This week I was blocked again and for the second time.

Usually, I’m left wondering just how little it takes to get someone blocking you.

But this time it took…

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