Short Story Challenge: Invent something you would love to use (for example, a peppermill that dispenses candy, contact lenses that can read people’s minds, or a stuffed animal that springs to life to defend you from bullies). Then write a story about how that invention goes horribly wrong. Or write about how it transforms someone’s life.
Word limit: 1,000 words or less
For ages 9 to 12
First Prize: A Skype visit to your class & a signed copy of Spilling Ink. Ellen Potter will chat with you and your class via Skype for a half hour and answer your writing questions.
Second prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink
Third prize: A signed copy of Spilling Ink
All three winning stories will be posted on the Spilling Ink Creativity Blog.
Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2011
U.S. residents only
WE DARE YOU TO ENTER:
Type or cut-and-paste your story into the Spilling Ink Contact Form. Remember to include your name, age, and correct email address.