Summer Stories – Week 10 Winner

Congratulations to Anna L., grade 6, at Glen Allen Branch Library! Anna’s short story was randomly selected as this week’s Summer Stories Teen Writing Contest winner. Anna will receive a copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith.

Week 10 Prompt:
And you thought trolls/dragons/fairies/unicorns didn’t exist… (Pick one or more mythical creatures to write about.)

Anna’s Winning Story:

Max, having finished his teacher’s creative writing assignment, leaned back in his desk chair. He had written about a mysterious ogre that terrorized the small town of Hartman. “Whew,” he said to himself. “I sure am glad that ogres are just mythology.” Suddenly, Max heard a scream that sounded awfully like his mom. Then, he saw a strange shadow at his window. “Oh no!” Max exclaimed, and ran into his closet. The ogre in his story might have come alive. He heard a bang at his door. Through the shutters on his door, Max saw a glint of green, a canvas sleeve.

“The boy. She said there was a boy!” the creature said gruffly. “Aha,” the ogre mumbled. “The other door.” It opened the closet door and Max helped.

Max woke with a start. “Wow, my story really is convincing!” he chuckled.


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